Skin to skin contact has been at the heart of Baby Friendly and an integral part of our standards since the beginning. This special time for mother and baby is a fantastic opportunity for helping them both recover from the birth and to get to know each other through all the senses.

This video, produced by the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative, covers both the theory and practice of skin to skin, but most importantly, what it can mean to mothers and babies meeting each other for the first time.


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