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Mother's touch critical for preemies

New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that the benefits that premature infants gain from skin-to-skin contact with their mothers is measurable even 10 years after birth. In a new study, Dr. Ruth Feldman, a Professor at Bar-Ilan University, and her team studied the impact of different levels of physical contact on prematurely born infants. Specifically, the researchers compared standard incubator care to a novel intervention called " Kangaroo Care" (KC), which uses the mother's body heat to keep their babies warm. Jan 8, 2014