• Question: Why is it best to let the baby attach to its mother by itself after its born?

    Asked by aamb279 to Cheryl, Christina, Daniel, George, Ivy on 20 Jan 2017.
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      Cheryl Andisi answered on 20 Jan 2017:

      I do not think the baby is able to attach to its mother by itsef after it is born. However, i know that skin to skin contact between baby and mother soon after its born is encouraged in order to provide the connection but also warmth. Latching, or attempting to breastfeed is aslo encouraged as soon as possible as it is this action that ttriggers the release of hormones that will start the flow of milk