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.
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 Baby – http://massbreastfeeding.org/providers/SkinToSkin.pdf
A .pdf on skin-to-skin benefits
Nick Vujicic – http://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/