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Bonding with Your Newborn


Bonding with Your Newborn

Mara Paradis, M.D.
Boys Town Pediatrics

One of the best ways is to do skin to skin contact with your baby starting right after birth.

Additionally, the baby's best visual link is when they're in the crux of their parent's arms.

Babies can really see contrast so making different facial expressions and talking to your infant, even if your infant can't talk back to you; make sure you keep that running conversation with them.

Hearing your voice will really help facilitate that bonding relationship between a parent and a child.​

Bonding is an important process between parents and their baby. Dr. Mara Paradis​, pediatrician at Boys Town Pediatrics, offers some tips on how parents can strengthen the bond with their newborn.​​​