• Keep baby skin-to-skin as much as possible these first few weeks
  • You cannot spoil a newborn. He needs the comfort and warmth of mom to feel secure and calm.
  • Baby should be in a diaper and hat only, mom with no shirt and blanket over both of you

We encourage skin-to-skin contact as much as possible. By keeping baby with mom, it allows her to see and recognize her feeding cues. These cues are easily missed if your baby is wrapped up and away from Mom. If you are feeling sleepy, please ask Dad or someone else in the room to hold the baby. For safety reasons, we don’t recommend co-sleeping in the hospital or at home.