Must Watch Video: Adorable Baby Girl Clings to Mum's Face After Her Birth Is Shattering


During pregnancy, the baby is so close to his mother that he can feel his warmth and protection. This is why skin to skin is important once it comes into the world. Indeed, several studies encourage this very intimate contact of the newborn with his mother.

Skin-to-skin contact after birth is important for the mother and the newborn, according to science

A study at the Faculty of Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville states that skin-to-skin contact between mother and newborn immediately after birth would promote breastfeeding and improve the baby's health. .

The authors of the study claim that women who had skin-to-skin contact with their newborns immediately after giving birth were more likely to breastfeed longer.


Here are the main benefits of skin-to-skin contact between the mother and the newborn:

Improves cardiac and pulmonary function
Children who have skin-to-skin contact with their mothers usually have stable respiratory and cardiac frequencies.

Stabilizes body temperature
After birth, the newborn's body temperature increases when he is in skin-to-skin contact with his mom more than when he is wearing clothes. Moreover, this contact with his mother is better than artificial heating.

Initiation to breastfeeding
According to the UNICEF organization, "when the baby is placed on his mother's abdomen, shortly after birth, he has the ability to find his mother's breast by herself and decide when to take the first feeding ".

Improved mother-baby bond
The first contact of the newborn with his mother, improves communication and develops feelings of confidence and security.

Sleep better
According to the Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecological, and Neonatal Nursing: "skin-to-skin contact helps infants to fall asleep more easily and sleep longer. This allows the mother to rest and reduce her stress level. "

The baby is crying less
According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, "skin-to-skin contact for three hours a day can reduce infant crying by 43%. It can also reduce stress levels in the mother who does not know how to appease her child in crying. "



The bonds between the mother and the baby are formed from the first hours after birth and from the moment when the two are together. Meanwhile, mothers often nurse their children and hold them against them.

On April 5, Brenda Coelho de Souza, a 24-year-old woman from Brazil, gave birth to her daughter, Agata Ribeiro Coelho, by caesarean section. The medical team placed the baby on his mom's chest, and his reaction surprised everyone.

Moreover, the father who had decided to film the first moment when the woman held her baby, says: "what surprised everyone is the reaction of the baby and not the reaction of his mother.

In fact, after being placed on her chest, she immediately recognized her mother and hugged her. "It was a wonderful time my daughter kissed me for the first time," says the mother.
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