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Development of an Evidence-Based Guideline for Preterm Infant Massage by Parents
International Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Despite the increase in the survival rate of preterm and low birth weight (LBW) infants through the provision of high-technology neonatal care, the potential mortality and morbidity faced by these infants remain a concern. The morbidity and mortality rates of infants are inversely proportional to their birth weight and gestational age. Therefore, promoting infant weight gain reduces preterm infant morbidity. Clinical trials have suggested that infant massage provided by parents or therapistsfatcat:ixfging6jra4tfeo66ogmsb4ey