Breastfeeding and Skin Contact Benefits

Grisel Gigato, Lactation Nurse with the Center for Women and Infants at South Miami Hospital, explains that infants who breast-feed not only have greater immunity and nutrition, but they also have higher IQs and better social adaptation. She also says skin-to-skin contact stabilizes the newborn body's temperature, it helps to stabilize blood glucose, it decreases crying, it provides cardiorespiratory stability, and it also decreases pain in newborns.

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