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Music Therapy For Preemies

Music Therapy? Why Lullabies Are More Important Than You Think!

Did you sing lullabies to soothe your newborn? For moms of preemies, crooning those tunes is proving more important that previously realized.

As reported in The New York Times, new research on music and premature babies has revealed that exposure to live music, whether sung or played, can provide significant health benefits for preemies. The Beth Israel Medical Center in New York conducted the study and found that music can calm infants' breathing, slow heartbeats, aid sleep, improve sucking ability, and more — all of which help the babies spend more of their energy on growing and developing.

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Marilyn14375859 Marilyn14375859 3 years
I always sang or hummed to my children and my grandchildren and it always calmed them. :-)
deborahpoppink deborahpoppink 3 years
Yes - when my little girl was girl 2 1/2 weeks early, her heart was speeding and her breaths were fast. She's always had a hard time winding down and sleeping. So I created a music CD for her called "Bunny in the Moon". I can't tell you how it helps her calm and sooth herself. Music is magic. here is the video:
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