Skin-to-Skin (Kangaroo Mother Care)

Skin-to-Skin is one of the most important things a new mother (and father!) can do for their child at birth and afterwards.  Skin-to-Skin help promote nursing at the breast and also helps the baby bond and be soothed by either mother or father.

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S.O.F.T. –  http://lomalindahealth.org/medical-center/our-services/perinatal-services-network/for-heal

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S.O.F.T shows the steps from birth to first skin-to-skin contact.

Kangaroo Mother Care – http://www.kangaroomothercare.com
Support for Kangaroo Mother Care based on science and evidence

Skin-to-Skin Contact – http://www.skintoskincontact.com/
Support for parents & staff on skin-to skin for premature babies

Skin-to-Skin Contact for You and Your Babyhttp://massbreastfeeding.org/providers/SkinToSkin.pdf
A .pdf on skin-to-skin benefits

Nick Vujicichttp://brettfish.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/positive-celebrating-life-story-post-3-nick-vujicic-and-son/
The author of Life without Limbs, Nick Vujicic shows that even without arms to hold his child he can do skin-to-skin.

Co-sleeping and Biological Imperatives – http://neuroanthropology.net/2008/12/21/cosleeping-and-biological-imperatives-why-human-babies-do-not-and-should-not-sleep-alone/

 

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