May 21,

Skin-to-Skin

Skin-to-Skin

Skin-to-skin is a way of holding your baby.  During skin-to-skin your undressed or diapered baby is placed on your bare chest.  A blanket or clothing is placed over you both for warmth.  This is the most natural place for your baby to adjust to life outside of the womb.  Your baby can hear your heartbeat, breathing, voice, and smell you; sounds and scents that your baby has become familiar with for past nine months.

More information about Skin-to-Skin

Skin-to-Skin: Information for Parents
Skin-to-Skin: Information for Health Care Providers

Last modified on Dec 03, 2012