The effect of music-reinforced nonnutritive sucking on state of preterm, low birthweight infants experiencing heelstick.

@article{Whipple2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of music-reinforced nonnutritive sucking on state of preterm, low birthweight infants experiencing heelstick.},
  author={Jennifer Whipple},
  journal={Journal of music therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={227-72}
}
This study examined the physiologic and behavioral effects of music-reinforced nonnutritive sucking (NNS) for preterm, low birthweight (LBW) infants experiencing heelstick. Subjects were 60 infants, age 32 to 37 weeks post conceptional age in a neonatal intensive care unit. Infants were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: pacifier-activated lullaby (PAL), pacifier-only, and no-contact. Experimental infants were provided the Sondrex PAL System, which plays music contingent on… CONTINUE READING