Skin to Skin


These resources are now owned and operated by Child Health BC who is making them freely available to parents, caregivers, families and anyone supporting healthy child development in the early years.

Benefits for Babies who have Early Skin-to-Skin Contact

Social and emotional intelligence is impacted by what happens in the first few hours of life and early skin-to-skin contact can impact this as well as measurable physical outcomes like breathing, temperature and blood sugar. Skin to skin babies are more awake and more alive.


Dr. Nils Bergman