Music Therapy with Premature Infants: Nightly News Special

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

Watch this short video to see it in action!

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