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Archive for May 2010

I recently had a conversation with a friend on the West coast who will be expecting a baby in a few short months. The topic lead to bonding with baby. I asked her if she was going to breastfeed her baby and she replied yes. I would personally have to say that is one of the best things a woman can do for her baby. It can be one of the most personal and bonding experiences a woman will ever have with her child. The next best thing would have to be kangaroo care for preterm infants. Kangaroo care is the practice of when a mother or father of a preterm infant holds the diapered baby on their chest. This promotes skin to skin contact between infant and parent. Another way to promote bonding would be the fine art of baby wearing. Baby wearing using a sling appears to calm fussy babies. The baby is snug in a sling it feels like it is in utero once again.