What is nurturing touch?

At Infant Massage USA, we often discuss the importance of nurturing touch. Here, we’d like to explain what nurturing touch is and how it can impact development. body

Infant Massage USA Trainer Jody Wright: “A Story of Infant Massage and Adoption”

Bonding and attachment is vital for any parent and baby, but with adoption or fostering, family-building practices like massage, sleep, feeding, carrying, bathing, become vital to support the establishment of a new family relationship. When we act like family, and do the intimate things that families do, we soon feel like family. spirit

Dr. Christine Perez, Ph.D, BSN, RN, CEIM educates us: “Exploring Infant Massage as Standard Nonpharmacological Treatment for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome”

"The opioid epidemic in the United States has increased opioid use in women of reproductive age, leading to in utero exposure causing withdrawal symptoms in newborns known as neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS)," explains Dr. Christine Perez in her July 2022 dissertation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, PhD Public Health, at Walden University body