Why Mozart Might Improve Weight Gain in Preterm Infants

From a study by Lubetzky R, Mimouni FB, Dollberg S, Reifen R, Ashbel G, and Mandel D: OBJECTIVE: The rate of weight gain in preterm infants who are exposed to music seems to improve. A potential mechanism could be increased Read More …

Music helps Premature Infants to Develop Faster

From the Mission Regional Medical Center website: Medical research indicates premature infants grow faster and begin normal feeding patterns sooner when they are exposed to soft music. The reasons for this are still unclear, Ilizarov said. One theory is that Read More …

Music Helps Premature Infants with Stress, Weight, and Feeding

From a study by Caine J: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of music on selected stress behaviors, weight, caloric and formula intake, and length of hospital stay. Subjects were 52 preterm and low birth weight Read More …

Music Effective in Decreasing Heel Lance Stress

From a study by Butt ML, and Kisilevsky BS: The physiological and behavioural effects of music during recovery from heel lance were examined in 14 preterm infants at 29 to 36 weeks post-conceptual age (PCA). Infants were tested on 2 Read More …

Live Music in the NICU

From a study by Arnon S, Shapsa A, Forman L, Regev R, Bauer S, Litmanovitz I, and Dolfin T: BACKGROUND: Music stimulation has been shown to provide significant benefits to preterm infants. We hypothesized that live music therapy was more Read More …