Bonding means the development of emotional attachment between a mother and her newborn by uninterrupted skin
to skin contact (the naked newborn is placed on mother’s abdomen and chest) immediately after birth. In the process
of bonding, the baby can establish active breastfeeding (generally during the first hour of life). All of the routine procedures
(weighing, measuring, others care) should be postponed and performed only after bonding. Caesarean section
is not an obstacle for bonding directly in the delivery room. Fathers also can be used for skin to skin contact with their
babies. Further care for a mother and her baby should be done in the 24-hour rooming-in system.