Physiological Role of Touch and Environment in Premature Infants

 

This site will review three different methods for touching and improving the environment of infants. They are kangaroo, or skin to skin care, infant massage, and creating a supportive environment. In general, skin to skin care, infant massage, and creating a supportive environment all have significant positive influences on premature infants and are all part of a movement to improve developmental as well as medical care of preterm infants.

Please click on the links below to find out specific information on the different topics.

 


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Special Problems for Premature Infants


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Creating a Supportive Environment


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Infant Massage

 

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This webpage was created as part of a class project in the Animal Physiology class at Davidson College