In an effort to enhance bonding between parents and newborns and support breastfeeding, Bon Secours has introduced Magic Hour. Barring any unusual medical needs immediately following delivery, nurses dry infants and place them skin-to-skin on the mother’s chest, allowing precious time for bonding and breastfeeding.
Bon Secours Magic Hour is an ideal time for mothers and babies to be close and has many benefits for the baby.
Babies have an amazing ability to interact with their parents. They can distinguish touch, smells, tastes, sounds and sights right away.
Breastfed babies will nurse better when placed skin-to-skin on the mother immediately following birth.
A mother’s body can maintain her baby’s temperature more effectively than warm blankets and warmers.
Babies who spend the first 90 minutes of their lives with their mothers skin-to-skin cry less than those who are dried, wrapped and placed in a bassinet.