Why is newborn baby skin-to-skin contact with dads and non-birthing parents important? Here’s what the science says

Fathers who held their baby in skin-to-skin contact for the first time showed a significant reduction in physiological stress responses.

Newborn baby on man's hand
"Kangaroo care" helps fathers connect and bond with their baby in an intensive care environment. This had a positive impact on fathers’ confidence and self-esteem.