The Potential of Skin-to-Skin

  • Stronger connection between mother and child

  • Helps baby transition from womb

  • Decreases crying

  • Increases milk supply

  • Helps reduce postpartum depression and anxiety

  • Boosts baby's mental development

  • Regulates body temperature

  • Helps regulate blood sugar

  • Promotes healthy weight

"Unlimited opportunities of skin to skin care and breastfeeding promote optimal maternal and child outcomes."

-Jeannette Crenshaw DNP, RN, NEA-BC, IBCLC, FAAN, LCCE, FACCE

(Crenshaw, Jeannette DNP, RN, NEA-BC, IBCLC, FAAN, LCCE, FACCE, "Healthy Birth Practice #6: Keep Mother and Baby Together— It’s Best for Mother, Baby, and Breastfeeding", 2014 Fall; 23(4): 211–217, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4235060/. Accessed June 2019)

*When using your dress for skin-to-skin time, make sure your baby's head/face is not covered and that you are alert the entire time.