Cuddle theraphy:How volunteers are offering their time to cuddle premature babies in Australian hospital

Volunteers are offering  their time to cuddle premature newborns in this Australian hospital. Doctors at the Royal Hobart hospital say this simple solution is making a big difference for these babies who need sophisticated medical attention.

“Medically they’re a bit more stable. Social interaction – your interaction with the world, just having that human connection – it’s really important for that. And in some studies we’ve looked at things like growth, which have also, yeah, benefited from having sort of constant human touch”, said Dr. Naomi Spotswood at the Royal Hobart Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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