SKIN-TO-SKIN IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3!

SKIN-TO-SKIN IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3!

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We are delighted to co-publish this new poster about skin-to-skin contact. Download and print for use in your communities, or share on social media.

We are in the process of translating the poster into multiple languages.
If you’re looking for resources in a particular language please let us know at info@llli.org.

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Skin-to-Skin Contact (SSC) is a method of nurturing care, where baby is undressed and cuddled in a safe position, between a mother’s bare breasts.

1. Get ready! Wear a front opening shirt or no shirt at all, and no bra. Baby should wear nothing at all, except a diaper. If the room is cool, you can cover yourselves with a blanket. Ensure baby’s face is not covered and airway is unrestricted.

2. Get set! Place baby upright between breasts, chest-to-chest, hips flexed and arms flexed, like a little frog (see image on the poster). Baby’s cheek should rest against you, with their chin slightly extended so they can see you and they can breathe. Baby’s head should be close enough for a kiss.

3. Get comfortable! Sit in a laid-back position on chair or bed. If sleeping together, follow safe sleep guidelines and be sure to prop yourself in a reclined position. Never prop baby on pillows.

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English pdf
Greek pdf
Portuguese pdf
Spanish pdf

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Greek pdf
Portuguese pdf
Spanish pdf

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English
Greek
ΕΠΑΦΗ ΔΕΡΜΑ ΜΕ ΔΕΡΜΑ ΣΕ 3 ΒΗΜΑΤΑ!
Portuguese
Contacto pele com pele
Spanish

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Right click on a desktop, or hold and tap on a mobile device to bring up your options to copy or save the image.

English
SKIN-TO-SKIN IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3!
Greek

Portuguese
PELE COM PELE É TÃO FÁCIL COMO 1-2-3!
Spanish

FURTHER RESOURCES

Skin-to-Skin Care
Jill Bergman: Skin-to-Skin Contact
Vulnerable Pretoria Baby gets Skin to Skin
Premies: Kangaroo Care and Skin-to-Skin Contact
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Evidence-Based Sources: Charpak N. Tessier R,  Ruiz JG,  Hernandez T, Uriza F, Villegas J,  Nadeau L, Mercier C, Maheu F, Marin J, Cortes D, Gallego JM, Maldonado D (2017) Twenty-year Follow-up of Kangaroo Mother Care Versus Traditional Care Pediatrics 139 (1) e20162063. Widström AM, Lilja G, Aaltomaa-Michalias P, Dahllöf A, Lintula M, Nissen E (2011) Newborn behaviour to locate the breast when skin-to-skin: a possible method for enabling early self-regulation. Acta Paediatr.100(1):79-85. World Health Organization (2008) Kangaroo Mother Care: practical guide. Ludington-Hoe S.M, Lewis T, Reese, S (2006) Breast-Infant Temperature with Twins during Shared Kangaroo Care J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs.

Endorsed by the following: International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN, defending breastfeeding), Safely Fed Canada, Breastfeeding Advocacy Australia, La Leche League International (LLLI).

By Magdalena Whoolery (PhD Health Studies, BSc Nursing, Dip HE Nursing).
Artist/illustrator: Angela Eastgate.

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