What is skin-to-skin contact?

After you deliver, your baby is adjusting to being outside of your body. You can help your baby adjust by creating skin-to-skin contact.

The best way to hold your baby skin-to-skin is on your bare chest.

Why is skin-to-skin so important?

Skin-to-skin helps keep a baby warm. Luckily, your doctor or midwife can do almost everything they need to do to check your baby’s health while you are skin-to-skin.

Studies show that babies have better temperatures, less stress and an easier time breastfeeding when they are held skin-to-skin.

Have more questions?
Sources: www.mothersadvocate.org, The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin with Katie Rohs.  https://www.lamaze.org/parent-information