How Kanga and Roo Care got its name

(Last Updated On: August 2, 2017)

Know how Portea’s postnatal care offering, Kanga and Roo Care, got its name:

In 1926 A. A. Milne published his first stories about Winnie-the-Pooh. Winnie went on to become a world famous bear, along with all his friends in the 100-acre wood. In one of these stories the mother Kangaroo Kanga and the baby Kangaroo Roo appear suddenly in the wood.

In 2004, two researchers called Aarti and Vishwajeeth, modified the old practice of mothers holding their newborn babies close to their bodies.

The postnatal technique they developed was called Kangaroocare. It established direct skin contact between the mother and baby immediately after birth. The mother’s bacteria would colonize the newborn, limiting infections, stabilizing temperature and breathing and improving survival rates.

This cut neo-natal mortality – death before the age of 28 days – 54% across 300 villages in Rae Bareli district in Uttar Pradesh.

In 2014, Aarti and Vishwajeet are tracing back the impact of Kangaroocare on 3500 children. They want to gauge the impact of Kangaroocare on the neuro-development of the children.

“ This was never about simply making the child survive. We want to see these babies thrive. We had always planned to see if these babies survive, what will be their quality of life.”

Kanga & Roo,  Portea postnatal care offering derives its name from Kanga and Roo and Kangaroo care.

Kanga & Roo care is engineered to help new parents move from surviving, to thriving. To give the mother and newborn care that improves their quality of life.

Kanga & Roo  care, designed for the Kanga and Roos in your life.

Kanga & Roo Care
Kanga & Roo Care

To book Kanga and Roo services:

Call: 080 – 33197515 or




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