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Heart-warming Photo of Little Boy Giving Skin-to-Skin to One of His Premature Sibling Goes Viral

Skin-to-skin contact as an alternative to exclusive incubation is more widely advised for premature babies in the Scandinavian region of Europe than anywhere else in the globe. It is widely assumed that human contact helps fragile youngsters fare better and recover more quickly than total isolation in a machine.

With this sweet snapshot of a topless small boy helping his father deliver skin-to-skin to his premature twin siblings, our hearts are still in our hands. The viral photograph was taken at Copenhagen’s Hvidovre Hospital. The NINO Birth Organization, based in South Africa, shared it on Facebook. Read the full article here ▶