Research Articles

Baby Massage Research Studies

Baby’s First Massage Program approach to massage with babies has been used in three nursing research studies:

  • Beachy, J.M.(2003). Premature infant massage in the NICU. Neonatal Network, 22 (3): pp 39-44.
  • Oswalt, K.L., Biasini, F.J., Wilson, L.L., Mrug, S. (2009). Outcomes of a massage intervention on teen mothers: a pilot study. Pediatric Nursing, 35(5) pp. 284-317.
  • Serrano, M.S., Doren, F.M., Wilson, L.L., (2010). Teaching Chilean mothers to massage their full-term infants: effects on maternal breast-feeding and infant weight gain at age 2 and 4 months. Journal of perinatal Neonatal Nursing. 24 (2) pp.1-8.