Feeding and nutrition

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Feeding and nutrition

Why is skin-to-skin contact important when feeding?

Skin-to-skin contact is important for all babies because it:

  • Keeps baby warm
  • Calms their heartbeat
  • Reduces stress levels in both mum or dad and little one
  • Regulates your baby’s breathing.

The effects of skin-to-skin contact – by either mum or dad – support brain development, positive attachment and bonding.

Read more about the benefits of skin-to-skin contact and carrying it out safely, by visiting Unicef’s website via the link below.


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