Acta Paediatrica

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Edited By: Hugo Lagercrantz

Impact Factor: 1.842

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 43/117 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1651-2227

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October 2014: Maternal singing comforts both preterm infants and their mothers

A mother who sings to her preterm infant while providing skin-to-skin contact may see improvements in both her child’s and her own health, according to a study of 86 mother-infant pairs in an Israeli neonatal intensive care unit. Infants whose mothers both held them skin-to-skin and sang to them had improved heart rate variability patterns compared with infants whose mothers just held them. This combined effect of holding and singing also caused mothers to feel less anxiety.
Read the full article by Shmuel Arnon et al (pp. 1039-1044) for free here:
Maternal singing during kangaroo care led to autonomic stability in preterm infants and reduced maternal anxiety
And the editorial by Ulrika Ådén (pp. 995-996) here:
Maternal singing for preterm infants during kangaroo care comforts both the mother and baby

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