Skin to Skin with your baby
Following on from the skin to skin video earlier this week…how amazing is this!
What is skin-to-skin?
Skin-to-skin contact is a bonding process and is completly natural. The first contact is usually after birth and your baby is laid on your bare chest after birth. Skin-to-skin contact also takes place any time a baby needs comforting or calming.
Why is skin-to-skin contact important?
- Calms and relaxes both mother and baby
- Regulates the baby’s heart rate and breathing, helping them to better adapt to life outside the womb
- Stimulates digestion and an interest in feeding
- Regulates temperature
- Stimulates the release of hormones to support breastfeeding and mothering.
Laura Joy Photography is a Newborn Photography Specialist based in Giffnock, Glasgow. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about us.