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Holding your baby skin-to-skin

As soon as possible after birth, hold your baby against you skin-to-skin.

Skin-to-skin contact:

This is something mom and partner can both enjoy doing with your baby.

To hold your baby skin-to-skin, your baby only needs to wear a diaper and is held in an upright position on your chest. Make sure your baby’s head is turned to allow them to breathe easily. You can place a light blanket on your baby’s back.

Skin-to-skin with premature babies is called Kangaroo Care.

It’s important to know that all babies can benefit from this simple technique, even older babies will enjoy skin-to-skin.