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