skin to skin is natures way that newborns get the nourishment they need.
Wearing our skin-to-skin newborn baby carrier boosts oxytocin levels and lowers cortisol (science talk for more love and less stress), and increases prolactin, for better milk production and greater breastfeeding success. It also promotes healthy attachment and bonding, because the nesting days are when these begin. Newborns need help regulating their own temperature (since they aren’t in that cozy womb anymore!), and mom or daddy’s skin is the perfect heater for their tiny bodies. Finally, our carrier aids in learning baby's cues, so feeding, sleeping and awake time can be more fully enjoyed.
At Nesting Days we’re dedicated to providing the powerful gift of human connection. Thanks to modern science, we know that being skin to skin with our babies (also known a Kangaroo Care) can improve body chemistry, facilitate healing, and foster bonding.
Gone are the old days when mothers were told they were spoiling their babies by holding them too much. ‘More is better’ when it comes to skin to skin!
So cuddle up, and become part of the revolution that is changing how we welcome babies into the world.
When you go about your day with your baby nested skin-to-skin, your baby is dancing to a symphony of the senses.
Babies love the sway of your body, the sound of your voice, the beating of your heart, the smell of your skin, and the feeling of being safe and protected.
- eases transition into world by mimicking womb
- synchronizes mother and baby biologically
- makes mother more responsive to baby
- soothes baby when distressed
- improves breastfeeding rates
- improves baby’s digestion & reduces reflux symptoms
- helps depressed mothers be more resilient
It's no coincidence the nurture is a synonym of nourish - both are derived from the Latin verb nurture, meaning “to suckle” or “to nourish”.
Originally, the verb nurture meant to "feed or nourish”. The sense of meaning “to promote the development of” didn’t come into being until the end of the 18th century.
The nature vs. nurture debate involves the extent which particular aspects of behavior are a product of either inherited( i.e, genetic) or acquired.
Over 30 years of research on the behavioral , psychological effects of oxytocin during birth, breastfeeding and postpartum recovery is starting to go mainstream.
Closeness, touch, and interaction between parents and children is the stimulus.
Kerstin Unvas Moberg is a physician and professor with a research focus on the healing aspects of oxytocin.
Her vision is to help create healthier and happier women by expanding knowledge about female physiology and by creating medical interventions based on oxytocin.