Health Tip: Holding Your Infant Skin to Skin05/02/13
(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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics mentions these potential
- 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 breast-feed.
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