The Hidden Power Of Touch
Did you know that the power of touch affects newborn stability and the quality of mother-infant attachment? Smelling mother, feeling the touch of mother's skin and hearing mother's heartbeat all help to regulate your baby's system, including temperature, heart and respiration rates.
Skin-to-skin contact increases oxytocin, that yummy hormone that gets released when we're in love. And so babies who are carried are more content, less fussy and colicky, settle quicker and sleep more deeply.
And for mother, having baby against your body helps balance your hormones, making breastfeeding easier and post-natal depression less likely.