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Immediate Postpartum Period


Immediate Postpartum Period Breastfeeding Tips:

  • No matter what type of birth you experience, immediately place baby skin-to-skin on your chest
  • Cover baby to prevent heat loss, but remain skin to skin to facilitate the mother-baby natural temperature regulation system
  • Skin-to-skin babies will usually find the breast and begin nursing within 30 minutes after birth
  • Avoid any mother-baby separation; enjoy full rooming-in, if in hospital
  • If medical issues prevent baby from being placed immediately on your skin, send partner to stay with baby until he/she can be brought to mother
  • Partner can perform skin-to-skin if mother is unable.