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November 17th 2014:Newborn Skin-to-Skin Contact Promises Broad and Long-Term Benefits

You’ve probably heard about the importance of skin-to-skin contact with your baby. And you probably thought it sounded like a sweet, lovely way to bond with your baby. That’s true, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Maybe you heard it’s important to do right after delivery. True again. But it shouldn’t end there. Join Marie and her guest, internationally acclaimed expert, Dr. Susan Ludington, PhD, CNM. They’ll help you to understand how the initial (first hour) and ongoing skin-to-skin contact is a critical part of your baby’s care whether he is born at or before term. You’ll be ast

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Susan Ludington

Susan Ludington, PhD, CNM, FAAN is an expert in infant development and kangaroo care (KC). She has a PhD in Nursing and Child Development and Psychology and is a Certified Nurse Midwife. Her study of early sensory stimulation on newborn development led her to establish the Infant Development Education Association of America and pen her popular book “How to Have a Smarter Baby.” The first U.S. researcher funded by the National Institutes of Health for study of KC, Dr. Ludington has had a crucial role in establishing KC as the gold standard for family centered care and infant care. KC is now recommended for all newborns by the CDC and the AAP. She has received many awards, including the
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