The Golden Hour in Breastfeeding
Aug 15,2023 | Cookiedealersg
What is: The Golden Hour?
The golden hour in breastfeeding, often referred to as the "magic hour," is a pivotal time immediately following childbirth. It offers a unique opportunity for new mothers and their babies to establish a strong bond while kickstarting the breastfeeding journey. In this guide, we delve into the significance of the golden hour, its benefits, and provide actionable tips to make the most out of this special time.
The first hour after birth is when a baby is most alert and receptive to breastfeeding. During this time, both mother and baby experience a surge in hormones that promote bonding and encourage successful breastfeeding.
Mother have uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact with her newborn during this period of time. It is critical for a newborn baby who spent the past nine months in a controlled environment. As long as mom and baby are well, immediate and continuous skin-to-skin contact is recommended.
Benefis of skin-toskin & breastfeeding during The Golden Hour.
Early breastfeeding has long-term benefits to mother and child. Never underestimate the power of skin-to-skin contact with baby outside the delivery room, even after the initial golden hour.
Editor's Note: You can get your husband to do some skin-to-skin time with your newborn too! (Just make sure he waits until you're done with your time with baby)