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Delaying Baby’s First Bath Assists with Breastfeeding Success
Hold that bath!
Study results on delaying a hospital born baby’s bath until 12 hours post birth, increases rates of exclusive breastfeeding ~
In a large teaching hospital, nurses found that infants who were bathed after 12 hours of life had a 39% higher incidence of exclusive breastfeeding during their hospital stay. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23635002