1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
    1. About the Bettercare series
    2. Why decentralised learning?
    3. Bettercare Online Learning Station
    4. Books in the Bettercare series
    5. Format of the courses
    6. Contributors
    7. Updating the course material
    8. Contact information
    9. Registration
  3. 1 Mother friendly care during pregnancy
    1. Objectives
    2. Mother friendly care for pregnant women
    3. Women and their pregnancies
    4. Managing pregnant women in a mother friendly way
    5. Mother friendly health workers
    6. Case studies
  4. 2 Mother friendly care during labour, delivery and the puerperium
    1. Objectives
    2. Introduction to mother friendly care
    3. Mother friendly care during labour
    4. Mother friendly care during delivery
    5. Mother friendly care after delivery
    6. Case studies
  5. 3 Principles of Kangaroo Mother Care
    1. Objectives
    2. Introduction to kangaroo mother care
    3. Advantages of kangaroo mother care
    4. Case studies
  6. 4 Practice of Kangaroo Mother Care
    1. Objectives
    2. Promoting kangaroo mother care
    3. The method of kangaroo mother care
    4. Kangaroo mother care in the nursery
    5. A Kangaroo Mother Care ward
    6. Ambulatory Kangaroo Mother Care at home
    7. Kangaroo mother care for transport
    8. Case studies
  7. 5 Baby friendly care
    1. Objectives
    2. Introduction to baby friendly care
    3. Care of the infant immediately after delivery
    4. Care of the infant in the nursery
    5. Care of infants in an intensive care unit
    6. Care of infants in the postnatal ward
    7. Care of the infant at home
    8. Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
    9. Touch therapy
    10. Case studies
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