More research on an old but important message: skin-t0-skin contact (SSC) is good for both mom and baby.
This particular study reports a decrease in Mom’s report of depressive symptoms and physiologic stress as a result of skin-to-skin contact with infant.
we’ve known this for a while, haven’t we?
Effect of Mother/Infant Skin-to-Skin Contact on Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Maternal Physiological Stress.
Bigelow A, Power M, Maclellan-Peters J, Alex M, McDonald C.