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THE BENEFITS OF SKIN-TO-SKIN
Calms you and baby.
Helps baby cry less.
Releases hormones that relieve stress and stabilize baby’s temperature, breathing rate, heart rate, and blood sugar.
Releases a hormone that lowers mom’s stress and promotes healing.
Helps your colostrum (the first milk that is full of nutrients that protect baby) to flow more easily.
Boosts baby’s immune system and protects against illness and disease.
Builds a strong brain through the smells, textures, and sounds the baby experiences while he’s on mom or dad’s chest.
Helps baby gain weight faster.
Helps mom breastfeed longer by building her milk supply and making her bond with baby stronger.
Lowers mom’s risk of postpartum mood disorder.
Creates connections between mom, dad, and baby that last a lifetime.
Gives mom a chance to rest or take a break.