Wednesday, November 05, 2003

New borns' skin-to-skin contact vital: research - National -"
November 3, 2003 - 1:23PM

Babies should have at least an hour of skin-to-skin contact with their mothers at birth to cut down on breastfeeding problems, yet many midwives separate them too early, research suggests.

Midwife Ruth Cantrill questioned 1,105 midwives throughout Australia to study their knowledge of newborn feeding practices and their ability in managing the first breastfeed. "

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