What Helps During Recovery
Touch, caress and cuddle your baby without time constraints. Keep him skin-to-skin with you from the moment of birth. This is a good time for your first breastfeeding, which tightens the uterus and decreases bleeding. All routine infant procedures can be done without removing the baby from your side. Request that measuring, weighing and applying eye medication be delayed for a few hours.
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