Physical proximity, by direct skin contact of mother and child, is very helpful at the start in the lactation period. Because this intimate proximity stimulates the milk forming process. This is one reason that newborns are today after giving birth and may remain as long as possible on the belly of their mother.
This has the advantage that drink the babies very soon for the first time at the breast. Usually children start already within their first hour of life, to look for the chest.
In many hospitals, therefore the newborn after birth are not more equal attracted. Because it has been shown: after the babies warm environment have lived for nine months in a 37 C °, they can well snuggled to better maintain their body temperature. So they need less energy, are looking for faster and more active after breast and drink better.
The tightening follows later on the week station; until then, the children rest well covered on the skin of her mother. This initial cuddle good way, especially small babies; Sometimes they then don’t even need a warm bed.
A caesarean section can not immediately together cuddling mother and child. Then, the new father has his great commitment: he can hug his child in a quiet room at his naked torso and rest so skin to skin with it. The little ones enjoy it – and also for the dads, this is of course a great experience.
My Tip: Treat yourself and your child cuddle time then at home. It’s good just in the first time with the baby, to maintain this peace and close. It is important that your child is well covered and the body of father or mother as good heat pillows from below.
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