Definition: when baby has direct contact with mom or dad’s chest and there is no clothing between the two of them.
- Helps calm baby and keep baby warm.
- Begins bonding
- Opportunity for eye contact
- Baby may self-attach and begin breastfeeding faster
- Helps against pain during newborn heel sticks.
The healthy infant can have newborn assessment and eye care done on mom’s chest…
Skin-to-skin is a wonderful way to get breastfeeding off to a good start. It is also, a time when dad can be included as well!