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  • Infant Massage USA® is Endorsed By:

    ..Certified Educators of Infant Massage (CEIM) are skilled in supporting new parents in learning the art of infant massage while deepening their relationship with their baby.
    Dr. William and Martha Sears, California

    This excellent program recognizes the crucial importance of the early attachment relationship between baby and mother (or primary attachment figure).
    Sir Richard Bowlby

    I heartily endorse the work of Infant Massage USA® because the organization understands that touch is not just a good idea, it is a necessary nutrient.
    Peggy O’Mara, Editor and Publisher, Mothering, New Mexico

  • Recent Blog Posts

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      Mothers who are “mind-minded,” or able to “tune in” to their baby’s thoughts and feelings by engaging in baby talk, may be able to help their child understand the thoughts of others as they grow. For a new study, researchers observed 40 mothers and their babies when they were 10, 12, 16, and 20 months […]

    • Using Infant Massage in a New Parent Support Program Overseas

      By Jody Wright One of my new CEIMs, Lisa Steffian, wrote me from Spain: My position as the New Parent Support Program Specialist at a base in Europe allowed me excellent access to all expectant parents served at our base hospital. I collaborated with a variety of early childhood educators, health professionals, and specialists to […]

    • Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome – by Vimala McClure

      owa hospitals have developed what they call the Period of Purple Crying, a program helping parents and caregivers understand the frustrating features of crying in normal infants that can lead to shaking or abuse. They have promoted the program for two years and report that 80% of Iowa birth families receive the prevention material upon […]

    • Infant Massage Helps Parents of Preterm Babies – by Vimala McClure

      An abstract published in BMJ Open, an open-access medical journal  says that infant massage has been identified as one activity that helps parents of preterm infants feel supported. “The birth of a preterm infant can be an overwhelming experience of guilt, fear and helplessness for parents,” it noted. It went on to say that providing interventions to […]

    • Aggression and Anger Learned in Infancy – by Vimala McClure

      A recent study says kids learn anger and aggression from their parents at a very early age. The study was performed at the University of Minnesota and published in the journal Child Development; the lead author was Michael Lorber, a scientist at New York University.   “What we found,” says Lorber, “is that babies who […]

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