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Skin to skin contact boosts breastfeeding rate

22 March 2011

New statistics show that 94% of the 5,500 women who have their baby at Chelsea and Westminster every year have skin to skin contact with their baby soon after birth—the highest rate of any NHS maternity unit in London.

New statistics show that 94% of the 5,500 women who have their baby at Chelsea and Westminster every year have skin to skin contact with their baby soon after birth—the highest rate of any NHS maternity unit in London.

Skin to skin contact is recognised to be a good start to breastfeeding and this is demonstrated by the fact that 95% of women who have their baby at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital start breastfeeding after giving birth—compared with a national average of just 76%.