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Healthy Children Project’s Kajsa Brimdyr to Present Skin-to-Skin Research in Sweden March 23 & 24

By March 17, 2023 No Comments

Kajsa BrimdyrDr. Kajsa Brimdyr, Healthy Children Project faculty and research team member, will be speaking at the Stockholm Conference on Ultra-Early Intervention  on March 23 and the NIDCAP Network Conference on March 24.

On March 23, the Stockholm Conference on Ultra-Early Intervention will welcome Dr. Brimdyr to talk about the nine stages of skin-to-skin contact in premature infants. The talk is based on the research paper titled “Connecting the dots between fetal, premature and full-term behaviour while in skin-to-skin contact: The nine stages of instinctive behaviour,” published in Breastfeeding Review in November 2021. The work ties in with this year’s conference theme “Always Together”, because it demonstrates what is possible when the parents are given the opportunity to remain together with their premature infant, with ample time for skin-to-skin contact, and the instinctive behaviors of the newborn that might be missed if the parents are not together with their baby to observe and appreciate those cues.

The following day, Dr. Brimdyr will be kicking of the NIDCAP conference with The 9 Stages of Instinctive Behavior: not just for full-term infants! Connecting the dots between fetal, premature, and full-term behavior while in skin-to-skin. The talk is based on her work filming and observing behaviors of premature infants when given the chance to experience skin-to-skin contact with their mother in the NICU.

The video presented at the conference is also available at on