Golden Hour: Skin-to-Skin Contact
There are few moments more precious and memorable than when you hold your baby for the first time. Most likely you’ll experience many different emotions immediately after delivery. But when your baby is placed on your bare chest for the first time – one thing’s for sure – you will feel a sense of unbridled joy.
These beautiful moments of skin-to-skin between mother and child are what we like to call The Golden Hour – an extraordinary period of intimacy that will bond you and your baby forever.
Right after birth, babies are often awake and ready to feed. We encourage moms to remain skin-to-skin with baby until after the first feeding at minimum. This helps support a healthy transition from inside to outside life for your baby. In fact, the more contact mom and baby have in the first few hours and days, the better for both of you!