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Skin-to-skin care

Skin-to-skin care involves placing a naked newborn directly on a parent's bare chest and covering the infant with a blanket. Ideally, it occurs immediately or shortly after birth and lasts until the first breastfeeding session is complete.

Our evidence-based analysis on skin-to-skin care features 2 unique references to scientific papers.

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