Placing your full-term healthy baby skin-to-skin on your body has been proven to be one of the best things a new mother can do! Kangaroo Care also known as skin-to-skin.
Skin-to-skin is a way of using mother’s body to help regulate the temperature, heart rate and respirations of the infant after birth; therefor making the transition easier on the baby. Other health benefits include improved weight gain, improved brain development, more successful breastfeeding immediately after birth, improved milk production as well as a reduction in postpartum bleeding and postpartum depression.
- While it is safe for baby to sleep while performing kangaroo care, you should never fall asleep while holding your baby.
- When it is time for new parents to rest, cribs are utilized while rooming in to allow for safe newborn sleep.
- Infant’s should be placed on their backs to sleep and their nose and mouth need to remain free from obstruction