Maternal singing calms preemies and their mothers: study

When mothers in a neonatal intensive care unit sang while holding their preterm infants in a skin-to-skin “kangaroo care” position, the babies’ heart rate improved compared to when they were held without singing. “We noticed that many mothers want to speak or sing during kangaroo care as a natural feeling of love and care for their child,” said lead author Shmuel Arnon, a physician at the Meir …

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