Lullaby for Pain Management in the NICU: from Music Therapy Research blog!

Lullaby for Pain Management in the NICU

By Kimberly Woodman

There has been a substantial amount of research conducted within the last 20 years relating to the use of music within the NICU context, both by music therapists and other medical professionals. Researchers have shown that music may be beneficial for decreasing stress symptoms, crying, and the length of NICU stays. Furthermore, music may be used to increase vital signs, coordinate sucking and feeding behaviors, and weight gain. These outcomes indicate that music therapy may be an incredibly beneficial intervention for premature infants. Continue reading →

This entry was posted in 2017 Articles, Developmental Populations, Medical on September 21, 2018 by Blythe.

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