Skin to Skin Success

For all of the hard work that we do as Birth Activists, I want to give a huge shout out to all of the successes we’ve had with skin to skin care. Currently there are many projects going on around the world to help keep moms and babies together in the first hours after birth, particularly promoting skin to skin care, sometimes called Kangaroo Care.

One example is in the state of Kentucky. 100% of hospitals have been trained in skin to skin care and 30+% have already implemented policies in their hospitals with great success. One hospital even had a live Kangaroo at their kick off event! These hospitals are reporting that breastfeeding rates are improving and that infants are healthy. (Usually their fear not ours.)

What successes have you had in this arena? What’s going on in your neck of the woods?

This is part of the 30 Day Blog Challenge for Health Activist Writer’s Month.

My project today was to find a photo that inspired me. I was sent to Flickr but this photo was found at Fotolia. It just spoke to me and the work Birth Activists are doing for moms and babies.

Photo ©Fotolia

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