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Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative Features Faculty Research Study

By June 8, 2018 No Comments

A new article in Maternal & Child Nutrition by Kajsa Brimdyr and Karin Cadwell is featured on www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly in the site’s research section on skin-to-skin.

Since the most recent Cochrane review of early skin‐to‐skin contact cites inconsistencies in the practice, the research study introduces a novel algorithm to analyse the practice of skin-to-skin in the first hour using two data sets. By the utilizing data in a new way to highlight challenges to best practice, the algorithm suggests opportunities for improvement to achieve the standard of care for babies and yield the physiologic, social, and psychological benefits of skin-to-skin contact.

 

Read the article.