Music Nurtures Premature Babies

A Canadian team reviewed nine studies and found music reduced pain and encouraged better oral feeding in premature babies.

The benefits of playing music for premature infantsĀ are said to be calmer infants and parents as well as faster weight gain and shorter hospital stays.

Most of the trials the researchers looked at used lullabies with or without added sounds, such as heartbeats or womb noises, and one used live music – a specially composed wordless lullaby sung by a female voice and accompanied by a harp.

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