Smart Woman: Playing Music for Premature Babies Can Benefit Their Health

Published 04/15 2013 06:33PM

Updated 04/15 2013 06:35PM

    New research from the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine shows playing live music to premature babies can help them get healthier. A gato box mimics the mother's heart beat. When it is played during music therapy sessions almost all the infants sucking ability increased.

    Music has the capacity because it has rhythm, timbre, melody and phrasing, to synchronize in time with the baby's vital signs. The study found lullabies also helped ease parents' stress and anxiety.

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