Implementing Skin to Skin

Maternity care facilities across the United States are honoring the mother baby bond by implementing skin to skin contact immediately after birth and later. Evidence shows that skin to skin contact provides baby with a gentle transition from the inner womb to the “outer womb” (baby nestled between mother’s breasts) where mother’s body regulates baby’s …

Skin-to-skin in the operating room after cesarean birth

The term ‘operating theatre’ is synonymous with operating room. These terms are used interchangeably throughout the article. When skin-to-skin (STS) started to be provided to mom and baby couplets in the recovery room after cesarean births at her hospital– a metropolitan public hospital in Sydney, Australia– midwife Jeni Stevens, RN, RN (Hon 1st), RM, IBCLC, …

Bridging the gap for skin-to-skin

It’s dangerous to think it’s up to mothers alone to successfully breastfeed. Support for breastfeeding moms in the home, in the community, and at the national level matters.   Regina Hirt, RN, IBCLC and her team at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, Wis. are making sure breastfeeding …