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Health Tip: Holding Your Infant Skin to Skin

May provide added warmth
(HealthDay News) -- Skin-to-skin contact is comforting for newborns, who are still adjusting to the world around them. Even with just a few minutes of skin-to-skin care (holding an undressed baby next to your bare skin) can offer big benefits.
The American Academy of Pediatrics mentions these potential rewards:
Increased warmth for baby. A more stable heartbeat and steadier breathing. An increase in deep sleep time. Less crying. More weight gain. An increased desire to breast-feed.
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