Midwives’ experiences with mother-infant skin-to-skin contact after a caesarean section: “Fighting an uphill battle”.
This qualitative study explored midwives׳ experiences and perceptions of skin-to-skin contact between mothers and their healthy full-term infants immediately and during the first day after caesarean section.
Promotion of Family-Centred Birth With Gentle Caesarean Delivery
In this commentary the authors describe their experience developing a “gentle caesarean” program at a community hospital housing a family medicine residency program.
Effect of immediate and continuous mother infant skin-to-skin contact on breastfeeding self-efficacy
This randomised controlled trial, carried out in Iran, looked at the effects, for first time mothers, of skin-to-skin contact on their breastfeeding self-efficacy.
Effect of skin contact on breastfeeding attachment problems: A randomised controlled study
The researchers investigated if placing an older infant (1-16 weeks) with severe ‘latch-on’ problems in skin-to-skin contact with the mother would positively affect the infant’s ability to ‘latch-on’ when compared to a control group where the infant remained clothed.
Kangaroo Care improves physical growth and breastfeeding
The aim of this study was to determine whether the implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) to low birth weight infants would improve breastfeeding, physical growth and its acceptability.
Early skin-to-skin contact and mother-infant interaction
A study was undertaken in Russia, where separation and swaddling are routine, to compare possible long term effects on mother-infant interaction.
Benefits of skin contact - review, Anderson 2003, Rojas 2003
A review of 17 studies has found significant benefits of early skin-to-skin contact.
Skin-to-skin contact at birth increases the duration of exclusive breastfeeding
A prospective cohort study followed a group of 1,250 Polish children for 3 years from birth in order to study the influence on breastfeeding of skin-to-skin contact after birth.
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