Definition of skin-to-skin in US English:

skin-to-skin

adjective

  • 1Involving the contact of one person's skin with another's.

    ‘the virus can then spread to new individuals through skin-to-skin contact’
    1. 1.1 Denoting a method of caring for a baby, especially one who is premature, that emphasizes the importance of holding the naked or partially dressed child against the bare skin of a parent for as long as possible each day.
      ‘the research showed that babies who enjoyed lots of skin-to-skin care with their mother or father were able to go home earlier’