Skin to skin

Essential information to rememberSkin‑to‑skin contact can start right after birth and go on for a long while. Your baby will feel warm and safe snuggled up against you.

Photo: Joanne Aubé-Maurice

Skin-to-skin contact with your newborn in the first hours, days, and weeks of life soothes and comforts her. Skin-to-skin contact is an excellent way to discover your baby and strengthen the emotional bond.

Enjoy skin-to-skin contact as often as you like. Just place your baby, with just a diaper on, directly on your chest and cover her in a blanket.

Skin-to-skin contact with the mother’s chest can make breastfeeding easier.