Sparrow Hospital's Kangaroo-A-Thon to begin Wednesday morning

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LANSING, MI (WILX) - Starting May 15, Sparrow Hospital will kick off a week-long event to raise awareness of what's called "Kangaroo Care."

The event is called Kangaroo-A-Thon, and it's hosted by Sparrow's Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU).

The purpose is to promote skin-to-skin contact between a parent and newborn.

The hospital says the benefits of Kangaroo Care include improved sleep, breastfeeding production, and faster weight gain.

Kangaroo-A-Thon begins at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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