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Objective To appraise critically and to synthesize existing Maternal Kangaroo Care (MKC) intervention studies for neonatal procedural pain. Methods Four electronic databases were systematically searched and eligible studies selected by two independent reviewers. Of 93 abstracts, 12 studies met the inclusion criteria. Findings were extracted and methodology assessed based on best-synthesis methodology. Results There is evidence that MKC can significantly reduce pain from a single pain proceduredoi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsp123 pmid:20040606 fatcat:nchcsyknlvchbifeyk63bnilae