MOTHER AND CHILD; GOOD HEALTH LESSON 19
CARE OF THE BABY AT BIRTH
Your baby has been born - a truly joyous event. As soon as the baby has been born, the Doctor and Midwife/Maternity Nurse will make sure that the mucous is clear from baby's throat, and that baby can begin to breathe with no problems. If possible, ensure that baby is placed on mom's chest, skin to skin, so you can greet each other. Bonding between mother and baby is important, also between father and baby. Cuddles and skin on skin contact is an important part of bonding. Mom can put baby to breast, and baby's suckling will help the breast to produce more milk. This also helps the mother's womb to contract.
*With thanks to Healthy Children.org
*Disclaimer; Please note that the information on this Health Post is not meant to replace your Doctor or Health Professional care