Baby Talk: The importance of touch to newborn babies
DUBAI: If possible doctors and will delivery a newborn baby directly onto the mother’s stomach as skin to skin contact immediately after birth is an important part of the bonding process but also can help reduce crying, keep the baby warm, and help the mother to breastfeed successfully. The benefits of skin to skin contact are significant.
Beyond skin to skin contact at birth, babies find touch soothing. The warmth and rhythmical rocking of a parents arms will sooth a crying baby better than anything.