A touching photo captivated the netizens: on it a little boy helps his father ensure skin-to-skin contact for their prematurely born twins. The picture was taken in a clinic in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Skin-to-skin contact is not new, but in neighboring Sweden this is a special approach: all family members are allowed to participate in this and help their young children / brothers and sisters. So in this photo, the older brother helps his father take care of the younger twins. About where and in what condition their mother is not reported.
It is reported that it is in Sweden that even premature babies weighing 700 g are allowed to be handled by parents for skin-to-skin contact, which is more efficient than keeping them in an incubator. There is a more constant temperature on the parent's chest, which is more difficult to regulate in the incubator.
Skin-to-skin contact helps the baby breathe better. The child calms down and gains weight faster. In addition, the bacterial flora of parents, compared with the medical, reduces the risk of serious infections in newborns.
Only the diaper is worn to the baby, and one of the topless parents tries to cling to it with the skin as much as possible.