Nurturing Touch helps mothers with Postpartum Depression & their infants

 

Believe it or not, Postpartum Depression happens in one of every eight women, especially at the mothers of premature because the mother is struggling with the loss of a “normal” birth and watch their infant fight for life in the NICU. The concept of nurturing touch, however, can bridge the gap between mother and infant while providing emotional, medical and developmental benefits. Massaging the infant can encourage parent-infant interaction and communication, promote the bonding and attachment between parent and infant. Both parties can feel the intimacy and build up the feeling of security and fulfilment. The level of anxious and stress of the mothers will go down. 

**Source : Neonatal Network, VOL. 30, NO. 1, January/February 2011

嬰兒撫觸可以減低媽媽患上

產後抑鬱症

 

據調查所得,每8個媽媽之中,就會有一個患有產後抑鬱症,而且特別容易發生在早產媽媽身上,因她們往往很擔心早產兒的健康,覺得自己要對早產的原因負上所有責任。

對自己寶寶進行輕柔的撫觸,可以穩定寶寶情緒,幫助其健康成長,加強母親與寶寶之間的互動與連繫,親密感,安全感,當媽媽感到寶寶在各方面都有進步,焦慮及壓力自然

減低,患上產後抑鬱症的機會也會隨之而降低。

 

**資料來源:Neonatal Network, VOL. 30, NO. 1, January/February 2011