Behavior & Development • Nov 11, 2021

Skin-to-Skin Contact: Benefits for Both Baby and Parents

Baby’s first cuddle is very important. When you first see your newborn you might just have the urge to hold them forever, and it’s not a bad thing. Kari Reimann, certified nurse midwife at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, a sister hospital of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of skin-to-skin contact with your newborn. Not just important in that first hour, skin-to-skin contact has benefits in those first few weeks. So, go enjoy a long cozy cuddle with your brand new baby.