What is Skin-to-Skin?

Skin-to-Skin is a method that we encourage at Halifax Healthy. Immediately following birth your newborn will be placed on your skin. This technique is supported for both full term and premature babies. For mothers that choose to breastfeed, your baby is more likely to latch on if you and your baby have been skin to skin for at least an hour. There are additional benefits to the Skin-to-Skin method that include:

  • Regulates your babies breathing
  • Keeps blood sugar levels higher
  • Enhances bonding
  • Reduces postpartum depression