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Aug 28, 2010

"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." --Eric Fromm

The Miracle Birth

After giving birth to premature twins, Kate Ogg was informed that one of them didn't make it. Devastated, she held her limp 2-pound infant against her bare chest. For two hours, the mother and her husband said their goodbyes, cradling and hugging their son as if he were alive. Two hours later, the newborn began moving and gasping. Ogg instinctively fed her son a few drops of breast milk and soon his gasps turned into real breaths. "A short time later he opened his eyes. It was a miracle," the mother recounts. Now five months later, the radiant parents are highlighting the virtues of skin-on-skin care for sick babies, a technique known as 'Kangaroo Care' for the way Kangaroos hold their young in the pouch.

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