When mothers hold their babies skin-to-skin immediately after birth, babies are kept warm, and they regulate their heart, respiratory, and oxygen saturation rates. Naturally, babies who have this experience cry less, and are calmer. And frankly, who doesn't want that?!?
I did not do as much skin-to-skin with Bryce while in the hospital as I should have. With Lauren I did right away and often. It really did calm her. And, we slept together alot skin-to-skin during our hospital stay and in the first few weeks of life.
Check out the crawl below. It's fascinating, amazing and totally normal.