Bonding with Your Baby

At BayCare, we encourage immediate bonding with your newborn. Skin-to-skin contact following birth, and extending into the baby's first three months, can reap lasting benefits for both of you.

Kangaroo/Skin-to-Skin Care begins following the birth of your baby when the newborn is placed on your bare chest. This intimate contact can help your baby breath easier, normalize baby's heart rate and oxygen levels, and support brain development.

For mom, skin-to-skin time helps produce milk and it boosts the release hormones that increase feelings of happiness. It also helps promote the healing process and can reduce colic.

There are many more aspects to this wonderful bonding experience.

For more information or a physician referral, call (888) 828-9580 or find a doctor near you