Infant Massage in the NICU
MOTHERS OF BABIES IN THE NICU face a serious challenge: bonding with their infants despite doctors' rounds, medical equipment, and requirements for minimal stimulation. When her infant becomes stable enough for touch, what can a mother do to provide comfort to her child? One approach is infant massage. There is much neonatal nurses can do to promote the connection between mother and child through infant massage. Infant Massage USA's executive director, Linda Storm, discusses this approach and its benefits for baby and parent in the interview that follows.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2010
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