BFGR 2018: Increasing Skin-To-Skin Contact to Improve Perinatal Outcomes and Breastfeeding Success
Nils Bergman, MB ChB, DCH, MPH, MD, Kangaroo Care Movement, Co-Founder, International Network of Kangaroo Mother Care, Steering Committee, Public Health Physician & Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Denise Barbier, OTR/L, MOT, United States Institute of Kangaroo Care, President, Co-Author, "Jumping into Kangaroo Care" Toolkit, Pediatric NICU Occupational Therapist
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
Explain the neurobehavioral and physiological basis for mother-infant skin-to-skin contact for all newborns.
List at least three evidence-based health benefits for infants and mothers from skin-to-skin contact.
Describe how early skin-to-skin contact facilitates breastfeeding success.
Identify successful strategies from New York, other states, and/or countries to increase implementation of early and longer duration of skin-to-skin contact.