Skin to Skin

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References and Resources

  1. The EBB article on the Evidence on Skin to Skin after a Cesarean, visit here.
  2. The EBB article on Keeping Mothers and Babies together after a Cesarean, visit here.
  3. If you’re a member, you can also find the PDFs of the above in your Professional Membership library here (Look for the articles entitled “Cesarean Care”)
  4. Visit CDC mPINC U.S. state reports here.
  5. Bystrova K. et al. (2009). “Early contact versus separation: Effects on mother-infant interaction one year later.”Birth 36(2):97-109. Click here.
  6. Moore, E. R., Bergman, N., Anderson, G. C., et al. (2016). Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD003519. Click here.
  7. Neczypor, J. L. and Holley, S. L. (2017). Providing Evidence-Based Care During the Golden Hour. Nursing for Women’s Health;21(6):462-472. Click here.
  8. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2017). Healthy People 2020: Maternal, infant, and child health. Click here.
  9. World Health Organization (2003). Kangaroo mother care: A practical guide. Geneva, World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research. Click here.
  10. World Health Organization & United Nations Children’s Fund. (2009). Baby-friendly hospital initiative: Revised, updated and expanded for integrated care. Click here.