Have you ever noticed how touch alone can instantly calm your baby? What are the known medical benefits of skin to skin contact in babies? Is it recommended that all newborns are placed skin to skin with their caregiver? Is there a role for premature babies to experience this benefit as well? And what is with this new fad of “wearing your baby”? Are slings, wraps and carriers recommended for infants and how can it be done safely… All of these questions and more answered in todays discussion of skin to skin.  Plus Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about Gabrielle Union and her daughter.

This episode written by Dr. Lena Rothstein and Dr. Dean Blumberg.

The authors thank Dr. Catherine Rottkamp from UC Davis Children’s Hospital for reviewing this topic, although Drs. Dean and Lena take responsibility for any errors or misinformation.

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