Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and newborns.

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The Baby Friendly Initiative has announced a review of the available evidence regarding the benefits of skin to skin contact (SSC) in the early postnatal period has been carried out to assess its effects on breastfeeding, behaviour, and physiological adaptation in healthy mother-newborn dyads. Thirty studies involving almost 2,000 participants were included. The reviewers found statistically significant and positive effects of early SSC on breastfeeding at one to four months. In addition, trends were also noted for improved scores for maternal affectionate love/touch during observed breastfeeds and...

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