Tuesday, 31 May 2016

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Have Frequent Skin-to-Skin Contact with Your Baby - Kangaroo Care


Age: From 0 month old

Have frequent skin-to-skin contact with your baby, and not just the immediate hours after birth. Not just for mothers, but fathers too :-) It helps you to bond with your baby, and it helps your baby to bond with you.

According to Ludington, the first two hours after birth are the most important, in terms of easing baby into the world, but the more the better.

The baby is happier, the baby’s temperature is more stable and more normal, the baby’s heart and breathing rates are more stable and more normal, and the baby’s blood sugar is more elevated. 

"Babies find skin-to-skin contact with dad calming, and it helps them bond." says kangaroo care researcher Gene Cranston Anderson, Ph.D., R.N., professor emeritus of nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. 

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2 June 2016 (2W4D)

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