So what’s the deal with doing skin to skin with your baby and is it really that great? The answer is 1,000 times yes yes yes!! Skin to skin is not only fun cuddle tie but the benefits of this simple yet crucial act are remarkable. So skin-to-skin should be done immediately after delivery if possible.
When doing skin to skin the naked newborn is placed directly against the chest of mom or moms partner and/or support system. This can help initiate breastfeeding and that’s just the start. Skin to skin helps regulates baby’s body temperature and blood sugar. The newborn can gain some immunity from being up against moms skin because he is exposed to the normal flora (good bacteria) living on moms skin and it also stabilizes the baby’s breathing and heart rate.
Skin to skin helps regulates baby’s body temperature and blood sugar.
All this, simply from placing your baby against your chest. So, please please I urge all mommies and partners please cuddle with your babies. IT’S SO WORTH IT !!!!!