Skin-to-skin contact

Essential information to rememberYou can start skin-to-skin contact right after birth and continue as long as you like. Your baby will feel warm and safe snuggled up against you.

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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 get acquainted with your baby and develop an emotional bond.

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

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