Emily Shepard

Emily is a mom, writer, and Director of  Communications for Bonsie Skin to Skin Babywear. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two young daughters, and dog. Through Emily’s writing and work with Bonsie she hopes to educate and support moms in giving their babies the best possible start in life.

Emily Shepard
NICU baby laying on parent's chest.

Special Needs

5 Benefits of Skin-to-Skin Contact for Babies With Special Needs

Skin-to-skin contact is particularly important for babies with special needs, such as premature babies, babies with disabilities, or babies in the NICU.