Dad says hospital charged $39 to hold newborn baby

October 5, 2016 3:18 PM

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Ryan Grassley had to pay nearly $40 to hold his baby immediately after the child was born via cesarean section.

The Utah father wanted to share the laugh he and his wife got out of seeing the itemized bill with a $39.35 charge for “skin to skin” time, CBS Salt Lake City affiliate KUTV reports. The practice, viewed to have many benefits, is when a new baby’s bare skin is placed against its mother’s to help the...

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