Studies show massage helps digestion and helps these tiny babies gain weight. “It helps circulation, it helps with the immune system, it helps with sleep,” says Maria Thillet, a registered nurse.
“They love it,” Susan says. “They calm down. They’re very relaxed when they get the massage.”
This musical pacifier is doing more than calming these babies. The pacifier teaches premature infants the “suck-swallow-breathe” reflex. When they do it right, music plays. When they do it wrong, the music stops.