Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital
Bonding with Your Baby
- The first few hours immediately after birth may include skin-to-skin bonding and breastfeeding.
- Skin-to-skin bonding is when your baby is placed directly on your bare chest wearing only a diaper right after he/she is born.
- The benefits of skin-to-skin bonding are:
- Easier transition from the womb to the outside world
- Better temperature control for your baby
- Reduces stress for both you and your baby
- Helps increase breastfeeding success
- You will have the opportunity to participate as your baby is weighed and measured in your room.
- Your baby’s bath will take place about eight or more hours after birth. Waiting to give your baby a bath will help control his/her temperature and protect his/her skin.
Providing highly skilled, relationship-based nursing services throughout all areas of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and associated patient care units. These highly-educated and specialty-certified healthcare professionals care for patients in the inpatient antepartum unit, mother-baby post-partum rooms, newborn nurseries, neonatal intensive care nursery, maternal-fetal medicine perinatal diagnostic unit, and in labor and delivery.