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My Southern Health: The benefit of skin-to-skin contact for infants

May. 24, 2017, 4:48 PM

Ventral skin-to-skin contact has been shown to improve premature infants’ health, both short- and long-term. The baby is undressed or unwrapped and placed against the mother’s bare skin, nestled against her chest. A cozier name for this method of holding a new baby is “kangaroo care.”

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