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Importance of skin-to-skin contactIImportance of skin-to-skin contactImportance of skin-to-skin contactEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)SkinNANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC12.000000000000056.0000000000000312.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the benefits of skin-to-skin contact between you and your newborn baby directly after birth. Answers from Canadian Paediatric Hospitals.</p><p>Skin-to-skin contact with your baby is important for developing connections, soothing your baby and allowing them to move freely.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Babies who are placed in skin-to-skin contact with their mother cry very rarely in the first hour or two of life, have less of a chance of their temperature dropping and maneuver towards their mother's nipple and start to suck.</li></ul>
Importance du contact peau-sur-peauIImportance du contact peau-sur-peauImportance of skin-to-skin contactFrenchNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)SkinNANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC12.000000000000056.0000000000000312.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur les bénéfices du contact peau-sur-peau pour vous et votre nouveau-né immédiatement après la naissance. Réponses des hôpitaux pédiatriques canadiens.</p><p>Le contact peau à peau avec votre bébé est important afin de développer des liens, de l’apaiser et lui permettre de bouger librement.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les bébés qui sont placés en contact peau à peau avec leur mère pleurent très rarement dans les deux premières heures de vie, ont moins de chance de voir leur température chuter et se meuvent vers le mamelon de leur mère et commencent à téter.</li></ul>

 

 

Importance of skin-to-skin contact422.000000000000Importance of skin-to-skin contactImportance of skin-to-skin contactIEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)SkinNANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-18T04:00:00ZAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC12.000000000000056.0000000000000312.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the benefits of skin-to-skin contact between you and your newborn baby directly after birth. Answers from Canadian Paediatric Hospitals.</p><p>Skin-to-skin contact with your baby is important for developing connections, soothing your baby and allowing them to move freely.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Babies who are placed in skin-to-skin contact with their mother cry very rarely in the first hour or two of life, have less of a chance of their temperature dropping and maneuver towards their mother's nipple and start to suck.</li></ul><figure> </figure> <p>In the few minutes after birth, your newborn baby is stimulated to breathe, the amniotic fluid is dried off so they doesn’t lose heat, and they are carefully observed during the transition process. At this point, if all is going well, your newborn baby should be placed on your chest, preferably skin-to-skin.</p> <p>Newborn babies who are placed in skin-to-skin contact with their mothers within the first few minutes of birth cry very rarely during the first hour or two of life. When a newborn baby is placed, skin-to-skin, on their mother’s chest, there is less of a chance for the temperature to drop. Also, when a newborn baby is placed in skin-to-skin contact and their arms and legs are free to move, they will maneuver in their own way towards their mother’s nipple, and start to suck when they are ready. This is a very moving experience for most parents, if they are given this opportunity. </p> <p>In up to 10% of all deliveries, babies have a bowel movement called meconium prior to delivery. Babies born through this meconium-stained amniotic fluid are at increased risk of having breathing problems if chunks of meconium enter their lungs before or after delivery. Your health-care provider may need to clear your baby’s mouth and nose and ensure normal breathing prior to skin-to-skin time. This process is important to ensure your baby’s safety. </p> <p>Some hospitals have a policy of tightly wrapping the newborn baby in swaddling cloth before giving them to their mother. Swaddling can help to soothe newborn babies and make them feel safe and secure. However, if you feel strongly about having skin-to-skin contact in the first few minutes after birth, make sure to arrange this with your health-care providers ahead of time. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/importance_of_skin_to_skin_contact.jpgImportance of skin-to-skin contact

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