Second Skin Swaddle Benefits
Your Baby’s Greatest Need is YOU!
Benefits For Baby
- Improves brain function
- Decreases number of infections
- Babies latch on and feed better
- Happier, calmer, less stressed
- Babies rarely cry
- Improves heart rate, respiratory and gastrointestinal function
- Helps to regulate temperature and blood sugar
I loved holding Adelaide skin to skin. I had breastmilk in 18 hours.
Benefits For Mom
- Increased rate of successful breastfeeding
- Reduce maternal stress and postpartum depression
- Promotes parent-baby bonding
- Increased milk production
- Decreased pain and faster expulsion of placenta
- Increased confidence in care of baby
How to Receive the Benefits
- Mother and infant should remain in skin to skin contact as much as possible throughout the postpartum stay for improved interactions, development, and breastfeeding (Kent et al., 2012;Vasquez & Berg, 2012).
- Continue as much as possible throughout the first three months of life. (Chalmers, O’Brien, & Boscoe, 2009)
- Infants held skin-to-skin six hours a day the first week after birth and two hours a day the second through fourth weeks appear to be socially bidding to Mom at the age of three months in contrast to the age of seven months as recorded in previous studies.” (Still Face Studies, Bigelow, 2007).