This touching photo of a big brother helping out his newborn siblings has gone viral. The photo was reposted a little over a week ago by NINO Birth, highlighting the importance in skin-to-skin contact with newborns.
In premature newborns, skin-to-skin contact helps better regular their body temperature than an incubator. It can also help them breathe better, and by being exposed to small amounts of bacteria on their parents’ bodies, can help their teeny tiny immune system.
Forældre og Fødsel originally posted this photo about a year ago. Combined, the photo has been shared over 30,000 times. The comments are overwhelming positive, with people sharing their own stories of skin-to-skin, also known as “kangaroo care.”