Essential Care for Small Babies(ECSB) teaches the special care needed for small or premature babies born in low resource areas – so birth attendants and mothers learn how to keep them warm by skin-to-skin wrapping and so they can keep them nourished with alternative feeding methods.
The full package of ECSB educational materials can be downloaded at no cost by visiting the AAP International Resources site.
ECSB improves the capacity of health care workers to support the needs of preterm and low-birthweight babies through hands-on learning and practice using the MamaBreast breastfeeding simulator and PreemieNatalie newborn simulator, which supports training in:
- Proper breastfeeding positioning and attachment
- Correct nasogastric placement
- Spoon, cup and nasogastric tube feeding.
These simulators can be ordered via the Laerdal Global Health website or ShopAAP.