The 9 stages of skin-to-skin: Practical guidelines and insights from 4 countries
from Maternal & Child Nutrition
Incorporating systematic evidence with clinical expertise is a key element in the quest to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. The evidence supporting skin‐to‐skin contact in the first hour after birth is robust and includes significantly improved outcomes for both mother and infant. This paper compares available iterative data about newborn behavior in the first hour after birth to further describe the observable behavior pattern and to provide clinical insight for further research.
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