Skin-to-skin contact is a wonderful thing to do with your baby up to the age of 12 weeks. There are so many benefits for both mom and baby. Practicing this for 60 minutes a day, (with your baby only wearing a diaper), has shown to help regulate baby’s heart beat, breathing rate and body temperature. It can promote positive breastfeeding behavior as well as relieve symptoms of colic. And it has also been associated with preventing postpartum depression.
There is a wonderful product on the market which can be used for skin-to-skin contact. It’s called the Nuroo Pocket. It allows your baby to be right against you; breast bone to breast bone. You are hands free and you get the beautiful feeling of your baby being so close.
Here is the website for Nuroo Pocket. http://nuroobaby.com