The NBC Nightly News featured the use of Music Therapy in the NICU:
Music Therapists at Beth Israel Hospital use voice, guitar, ocean drum, and drum. They sing traditional lullabies as well as parent preferred music sung in a lullaby style.
Doctors prescribe music therapy for their patients which is then administered by board certified music therapists.
Some of the Benefits of Music Therapy for Premature Infants:
- Lowered heart rate
- Increased feeding behavior
- Improved sleep patterns
- Relaxation helps babies grow and mature and go home sooner
- Less stress for parents