Mother and Baby: Skin Contact



Grisel Gigato, Lactation Nurse with the Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital, explains the skin-to-skin contact between the baby and the mom is important because it has so many benefits. It brings a special bond to hold your child you have been carrying for so many months so close to you.

She also says the kangaroo care has that name because when parents are holding their babies close to the chest, they will put their shirt over the baby and it is like a little pouch.

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