Initiating skin-to-skin contact helps keep your newborn warm and secure.
Your baby should be placed skin-to-skin with you right at the time of birth. In fact, some hospitals practice skin-to-skin after C-sections in the operating room. It’s also great for partners to be skin-to-skin with your baby.
- The cream on the newborns’ skin is good for them – it protects their skin from infection and helps keep them warm.
- Most babies are then ready to breastfeed within the first hour.
- Continue to hold your baby skin-to-skin frequently during the first weeks.
- Make sure you can ALWAYS see your baby’s face to look for good color and normal breathing.
Keeps your baby warm
Easier to bond and breastfeed
Helps calm your baby
Easier adjustment for your baby
Keeps your baby’s blood sugar levels up
Helps steady baby’s breathing