When a baby is born premature, it faces a lot of challenges. During the weeks that other babies are nestled safe in their mothers' wombs, premature babies are exposed not only to the harsh outer world, but often painful medical procedures. Recent research has shown that this can have a big impact on their brain development, and highlights how important it is to give them gentle skin-to-skin contact.
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Written by Curiosity Staff March 30, 2017
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