Music therapy may increase breastfeeding rates among mothers of premature newborns: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Vianna2011MusicTM,
  title={Music therapy may increase breastfeeding rates among mothers of premature newborns: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Martha N. S. Vianna and Arnaldo Prata Barbosa and Albelino S. Carvalhaes and Ant{\^o}nio Jos{\'e} Ledo Alves da Cunha},
  journal={Jornal de pediatria},
  year={2011},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={
          206-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of music therapy on breastfeeding rates among mothers of premature newborns. METHOD In this open randomized controlled trial, mothers of premature neonates weighting ≤ 1,750 g were submitted to music therapy sessions three times a week for 60 minutes. The endpoints were breastfeeding rates at the moment of infant hospital discharge and at follow-up visits (7-15 days, 30 and 60 days after discharge). RESULTS A total of 94 mothers (48 in the music therapy… CONTINUE READING

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