NO, holding you baby too much will not spoil her – be a Kangaroo!
Kangaroo care is a method of holding a baby that involves skin-to-skin contact.
All infants love to be held. When you hold your child, you stimulate pressure receptors that help his body relax.
The more skin-to-skin contact the better. It should ideally start at birth, but is helpful any time.
Kangaroo Care: The Importance of a Parent’s Touch
- Boosts baby’s mental development – by stabilizing heart rate, oxygenation, and improving sleep
- Makes breastfeeding easier – the baby more likely to breastfeed spontaneously. Hormones that regulate lactation balance out, helping you produce more milk.
- Reduces baby’s stress and pain – skin-to-skin contact reduces babies’ levels of stress hormone and make babies feel calm and safe.
- It helps baby sleep – helps your child during bouts of colic.
- Prevents postpartum depression – oxytocin released from skin-to-skin care decreases maternal anxiety and promotes attachment
- It promotes bonding with Dad
For more, check our Parental Advices.