////Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact
Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact 2017-08-08T14:34:37-05:00

Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact

Studies show that the more moms do skin-to-skin contact with their baby, the more likely they are to breastfeed for longer. Here are some of the many other benefits of skin-to-skin contact:

  • It promotes bonding between mom and baby.
  • It helps release hormones that help mom’s uterus get back to its normal size quicker. That means less bleeding for mom.
  • Mom’s milk supply goes up.
  • Mom’s pain goes down.
  • Baby stays warm.
  • Baby’s heart rate, breathing, and temperature level out.
  • Mother’s heart rate, breathing, and temperature level out.
  • Mom passes immunities on to the baby, so baby gets sick less.
  • It calms mom and baby which means baby cries less.
  • Since the baby is calmer and not moving as much, there will be less risk of low blood sugar.