Skin to Skin Care with parents is safe for tiniest newborns
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BENEFITS OF SKIN TO SKIN AFTER BIRTH
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Skin to Skin with your Newborn
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Skin to Skin with your Baby
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Skin-to-skin Contact After Birth
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Newborn Care: The Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact
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Kangaroo Care: The Benefits of Holding Your Newborn Close
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Skin-to-skin contact offers several benefits for newborns and their moms: Warmth. Newborns can’t regulate their body temperature well (such as by shivering to keep warm). Your body heat keeps Comfort. Researchers have found that newborns who had more skin-to-skin contact cried less.
Easier. Skin-to-skin beyond the delivery room. Keep cuddling skin-to-skin after you leave the hospital. Your baby will stay warm and comfortable on your chest, and the benefits for bonding, soothing, and breastfeeding will likely continue. If your baby is sleepy, skin-to-skin can help keep your baby interested in nursing.
Dads can snuggle, too. About Skin-to-Skin Care You may be able to hold your baby in the NICU as soon as she is stable and before she is ready to begin feedings. If so, you may be interested in skin-to-skin care, also called kangaroo care. What is Kangaroo Care?
Immediately after birth, there are three steps to take to provide skin-to-skin care for your baby: Have someone place your naked baby on your bare chest so the two of you are nestled chest-to-chest. Turn your baby’s face sideways in a position that keeps the airway open. Remain this way for at least. Kangaroo care shirts can make it easier to go from skin to skin with baby to shopping or even work. The skin to skin T-shirt can also help allow skin-to-skin care while out and about.
They even have one for dads! As we mentioned earlier, the Moby Wrap is excellent for kangaroo care and beyond, but you need to wear something underneath it. Skin-to-skin contact with the baby can be beneficial for all types of births, assuming your baby’s condition is stable, as most full-term babies are at birth. However, this bonding time can be done even after more complex births and for preterm infants. Simply put, through time spent skin to skin with Dad, baby’s body learns to self-regulate, resulting in a regular and stable heartbeat and breathing pattern.
75% of sporadic breathing and slow heart rate episodes are reduced through skin-to-skin contact. The benefits for baby alone are well worth the time spent skin to skin. When your baby feels your skin on hers, her brain releases oxytocin (also known as the “love hormone”), which, in turn, helps stabilize her cardiovascular system, reduces stress and makes her feel more calm and safe. A recent interesting study found that skin-to-skin care increased oxytocin not only in mothers but fathers and infants, as well. Skin-to-skin care also is good for parents and may help you: make more breast milk, the best food for most babies in the first year of life reduce your stress build your confidence that you can take care of your baby feel close to your baby.
Skin to skin contact and Kangaroo Mother Care can contribute much to the care of the premature baby. Even babies on oxygen can be cared for skin to skin, and this helps reduce their need for extra oxygen, and keeps them more stable in other ways as well (See kangaroomothercare.com) (See the information sheet Breastfeeding the Premature Baby).
List of related literature:
|from Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn E-Book|
|from Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students|
|from Harper’s Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology|
|from Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care, Sixth Edition|
|from Hurwitz Clinical Pediatric Dermatology E-Book: A Textbook of Skin Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence|
|from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book|
|from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation|
|from Mayes’ Midwifery E-Book|
|from Perinatal Nursing|
|from Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society® Core Curriculum: Wound Management|