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Immediate skin-to-skin contact after birth ensures stable thermoregulation in very preterm infants in high-resource settings

Very preterm infants, irrespective of clinical stability, do not develop hypothermia during immediate skin-to-skin contact after birth. Immediate skin-to-skin contact did protect against events of hyperthermia. Concerns about thermal regulation should not limit implementation of immediate skin-to-skin contact in high-resource settings.

Acta Paediatr 2022. Open Access link: