Newborns already have a sense of taste and smell. Very early on, they are able to recognize their mother by her smell.
The scent of milk draws your baby to the nipple to satisfy her hunger. Sucking gives her an intense feeling of well-being. The taste of breast milk can vary depending on the mother’s diet.
When the father takes her in his arms for the first time, the newborn will also recognize her father’s scent. It is good for father and child to share skin contact in the first few hours after birth.