How can I comfort my premature baby?

Skin-to-skin contact --sometimes called “kangaroo care” -- is especially
good. Not only does it keep your baby warm, but it also helps him relax and improves his heart rate and breathing. It’s a great way to get your baby to eat, and both mom and dad can do it! Here’s how:

      • Undress your baby down to his diaper.

      • Remove your own clothing above the waist. If you’re wearing a bra,
        take that off, too.

      • Put a blanket over both of you to keep warm. When your baby is not
        skin-to-skin, wrap him in a blanket and put a hat on him.

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