Durrotun Munafiah, Witri Hastuti, Nurbaiti Nurbaiti, Novitasari Novitasari


Introduction: Weight is one indicator of newborn health. Babies born with low weight need serious treatment because in this condition the baby is easily got hypothermic. As much as 40.5 percent of infant deaths in Central Java Province in 2019 were also caused by LBW. Efforts to maintain the baby's body temperature in LBW still need to develop low-cost technology so that hypothermia does not occur.

Methods: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of kangaroo mother care (KMC) using a metka infant sling on the increasing temperature babies. This type of quantitative research was a quasi-experimental method was used a two-group pretest-posttest design. The sampling technique uses purposive sampling. The number of samples in the study was 30 respondents according to the specified criteria. The instrument used was a digital thermometer where the thermometer was only placed in the baby's armpit.

Results: The result of this research showed that there was significant effectiveness in kangaroo mother care (KMC) using metka infant sling on LBW body temperature p <0.05.

Conclusion: The conclusion was there is the effectiveness of kangaroo mother care with a metka infant sling on the temperature in LBW. Giving the kangaroo method with the metka sling is considered very effective in meeting very basic baby needs such as warmth, breast milk, protection from infection, stimulation, safety, and affection.


Low Newborns Babies, Metka Infant Sling, Body Temperature

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