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August 25, 2005

Massage Baby Three Times A Day

Research has shown that massage benefits infants. Massaged pre-term babies go home from the hospital sooner than their non-massaged peers. But massage benefits full-term babies in many of the same ways as it benefits pre-term infants.

"Babies that are massaged -- compared to a group of infants who are not -- they actually grow quicker, go home from the hospital sooner if it's pre-term babies," Smith said. "And term babies actually have improvement in their growth and development."

How often should you massage your baby?

Smith said the babies who benefit most are massaged three times a day for 10 minutes at a time.

Posted by linda at August 25, 2005 8:08 PM

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