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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.

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