Early tactile experiences have long-term effects on preterm infants’ sensory performance.Weight gain is key to infant development; while research confirms that massage impacts positively on weight gain in this population, most of the literature focuses on massage administered by health professionals/researchers. This review aims to examine whether massage provided by an infant’s mother impacts on weight gain in preterm and/or low birthweight infants.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Sep 2018|
- massage; weight gain; child development; infant; low birth weight; premature; occupational therapist