Feeding your, or loved ones’, baby is a great way for you and the baby to bond! This works best when you and the baby are “skin-to-skin” which means that both your skin and the babys’ skin is touching. There are multiple benefits for the baby being skin-to-skin with you including, but not limited to: increased interest in eating, temperature regulation, and comfort for the baby.
Here are some local resources that can help you be more involved with feeding your baby. Feeding can be one of the best times to bond with your baby– for parents, family and partners.
WIC is an amazing resource that supports infant feeding and nutrition — and it isn’t just for mothers! Foster parents, guardians and single fathers who have custody of their children can also receive WIC services.