Skin-to-Skin for Breastfeeding Win

with Guest Nils Bergman   LISTEN NOW

Air Date: May 11, 2015

Special Thanks to our sponsor NuRoo!

Nils Bergman Quote 1 Nils Bergman Quote 2In honor of International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, join Marie and special internationally recognized expert Dr. Nils Bergman as they discuss the benefits of kangaroo care, skin-to-skin contact that allows breastfeeding and bonding to begin moments after birth. According to Dr. Nils Bergman ( and others, kangaroo care should be the standard method of care for all newborns–healthy, full-term babies as well as those born prematurely–and infants in the moments after birth and throughout the first months. Listen as Marie and Dr. Bergman discuss the scientific basis for skin-to-skin care (SSC), including the neuroscience of the optimal birth and the basis for supporting the baby-mother dyad in getting off to the best possible start not only in breastfeeding but in their relationship. Questions? E-mail anytime.

Guest Profile – Nils Bergman

Nils Bergman calls himself a Public Health Physician, and currently promotes and researches skin-to-skin contact on a fulltime basis. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and a research affiliate of the South African Medical Research Council. He was born in Sweden and raised in Zimbabwe, where he later worked as a mission doctor. He received his medical degree (MB ChB) at the University of Cape Town, and later a Master’s in Public Health at the University of the Western Cape. He has worked in rural South Africa, Zimbabwe and Sweden, and his last posting was Senior Medical Superintendent of Mowbray Maternity Hospital in Cape Town, overseeing 18000 births per year. He enjoys sharing the wildlife of Africa with his wife and three youngsters. See for more info.
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