Holding your infant skin to skin
(HealthDay News) -- Skin-to-skin contact is comforting for newborns, who are still adjusting to the world around them. Even with just a few minutes of skin-to-skin care (holding an undressed baby next to your bare skin) can offer big benefits.
Here are potential rewards:
- increased warmth for baby
- a more stable heartbeat and steadier breathing
- an increase in deep sleep time
- less crying
- more weight gain
- an increased desire to breastfeed.
Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle
American Academy of Pediatrics
First published: 05/02/2013
Last updated: 05/02/2013