I have spent over a decade researching the lives and experiences of new fathers and one of the biggest concerns dads have during pregnancy and in the early days is around forming a bond with their baby.
I discovered firsthand the importance of skin to skin from the lovely NICU nurses looking after my newborn son, and the results were transformative. Within two days of starting SSC, he had become responsive and was out of his incubator.
Skin to skin is a simple technique that can benefit both parent and newborn. It’s important for health, wellbeing, and bonding.
We asked Lesley Gilchrist from My Expert Midwife her thoughts on the importance of skin to skin contact with your newborn, and exactly how soon More