The Power of Parent’s Touch.

My friend and colleague Marsha Campbell-Yeo is part of the Centre for Pediatric Pain research. She has just produced a video about controlling pain in young babies, which you can see here:

My only beef is that all the parents shown actually doing any skin-to-skin are mothers. Now we can’t breast feed, and maybe our kangaroo care isn’t as effective as mothers’ (one of Martha’s research studies), but we fathers can still help!

UPDATE: actually Marsha points out that there is a father doing skin to skin; my mistake. ***

They have previously made a video about pain control for ‘shots and needles’


and have a number of other resources available on their website.

About Keith Barrington

I am a neonatologist and clinical researcher at Sainte Justine University Health Center in Montréal
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