Special bond between fathers and newborns

Posted on: Thu 4 Aug 2022

The benefits of skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns are widely recognised in the medical field, but what if this contact occurs between fathers and newborns?

A study by the University of South Australia answers this question by observing fathers holding their premature newborn babies against their bare chest in a pouch-like position known as ‘kangaroo care’.

Registered nurse and UniSA Masters’ candidate, Sophia Dong, joins Breakfast host Tom Mann to discuss the findings of this study.

Produced by David Bucio

Image by Jill Sauve on Unsplash


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