Infant massage is an evidenced based tool for improving outcomes for babies and parents in their first 100 days of life.
Here is what the science says about infant massage for newborns:
better sleep, less crying, increased breast milk supply, shorter NICU stays, improved weight gain, learning and brain development, and relief for colic and reflux.
Infant massage can help you and your baby fall in love with each other. Like, “you’re my favorite person ever; I want to lay here and sniff my new baby’s head all day long kind of love.” Also, infant massage can help with postpartum depression.
That is why infant massage isn’t just for your baby. The most rewarding moments in your day could be the time you set aside to enjoy being with your newborn – outside of meeting needs or tackling to-do lists.