Separating the baby from the mother after delivery has negative consequences

After nine months in the womb came the time to meet that life that has been brewing. The only thing that you want in these situations is to embrace it and have it close to offer you all the possible love to welcome you to this world. In fact entities like the World Health Organization, WHO, recommends not separating the mother from the baby during these moments.

Safety, first food, initiation of the affective bond between mother and child, these are some of the benefits of having the newborn close to the mother. The opposite has negative consequences and is only recommended in case there is a risk for the baby and an intervention is required to solve a problem in it.


Benefits of the approach

From WHO these are indicated Benefits as the main ones to bet on a contact between the mother and the child from the moment of delivery:

- The baby knows his mother and will feel less afraid of his presence. A way to introduce the little one into his new home.

- Lactation The benefits of breastfeeding to the little ones and to the mother are not new. Separating newborns from their mothers means depriving them of this beneficial food.

- Greater security. Seeing yourself in a cradle alone can mean the onset of stress in babies, on the contrary to know in the arms of his mother the newborn will be safer and will have less trouble when falling asleep.


- Emotional bond. Mother and baby can strengthen their bond by being close to each other and will begin a union that will last through the years.

- For the mother also means less stress because she will constantly know the state of her baby. On the contrary, not having it close will make you interested at all times about your situation.

- Preparation for what is to come. In the case of first-time parents, keeping the baby close during their first hours of life will make it easier for them to get to know their needs and prepare to meet them. A good way to go into matter.

- Allows thermal regulation of the baby. The skin-to-skin contact maintains the baby's temperature. It thus fulfills the function of facilitating thermal regulation in such a way that the temperature of the newborn always remains in a safe range. This function means that newborns placed in skin-to-skin contact with their mother are found to have a significantly warmer body temperature than babies placed in a crib.


- Decreases the time of the baby's crying. The newborn who has contact with his mother skin to skin as soon as he is born cries for less time than the one who is separated from his mother from the beginning. The crying appears in these occasions in the newborns as a form of complaint to return to their mother from which they have just separated.

Damián Montero

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