Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts, will be sharing the benefits of infant massage during a free one-day massage program in March.
The infant massage program will be held March 15 from 10 a.m. to noon in the auditorium at the hospital, located at 211 Park Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703.
The program is designed for new moms and their partners and will be led by Jean Stringham, Sturdy Memorial’s infant massage coordinator. It will focus on the techniques and benefits of massage for infants. Tips on how to soothe and calm a colicky baby will also be provided.
Parents are encouraged to bring their infants, age 2 weeks to 10 months old. Class size is limited and preregistration is necessary.
Infant massage can be used to soothe an anxious baby as well as help babies cope with a range of issues from hiccups and constipation to gastrointestinal distress and irritability while teething. Parents can also use infant massage techniques to help pacify their babies when fussy in the middle of the night.
For more information on this massage program or to register by March 10, call Nursing Administration at (508) 236-7151 and visit www.sturdymemorial.org.
Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a full-service, not-for-profit acute care community hospital in Attleboro.