Skin-to-skin contact is a bonding activity in which your baby lies on your bare chest. It can be practiced by both Mom and Dad from just after birth and throughout infancy.
The surprising benefits of kangaroo care for the infant include:
- Stability of heartbeat and breathing
- Increased time spent in the deep sleep and quiet alert states
- Decreased crying
- Increased weight gain
- Increased breastfeeding
These benefits are apparent even when kangaroo care occurs for only a few minutes each day. Read more about Kangaroo Care