A lot of research results show that parents’ touch, especially mother, plays an important role in baby’s physical and psychological development. Soft touch to the baby since the birth will help the baby feel comfortable and closer to the parents.
So important the touch for the baby, it’s better if Mother does this as often as possible. Besides giving comfort, other benefits of giving touch to the baby are:
Besides massage, touch can also be done by putting the baby on the Mother’s chest. It’s better to do it in a room with dim light and use a blanket if the Mother also wants to rest a little longer. This habit should be done until the baby is 6 months old.