Newborn babies are very helpless and rely on you to feed them, keep them warm and to keep them safe.
Enjoy lots of time with your sleeping baby lying on your naked chest. This will promote production of oxytocin – the bonding hormone – in your brain which will help you to feel like a new parent. In addition, this skin to skin contact, or kangaroo care, will help to regulate your baby’s breathing and body temperature.
Try to offer your baby a breastfeed in the golden hour after birth as this will provide him with nutritious colostrum which also coats the lining of his gut to protect his immune system.