Five reasons you need to learn infant massage

  Weight gain (or “how to grow a buddha baby”) There’s nothing better than squishy little newborns, and when they’re extra new, we need to help them pack on the pounds. Studies on moderate-pressure massage on newborns show an average greater weight gain of 5 grams per day when compared to non-massaged infants, with particularly positive results in pre-term bubbas. The results are even better when oil is used. The link between massage and weight gain is attributed to the stimulation of pressure receptors under the skin which increase vagal[…]

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