In another study, the researchers found out that premature babies who listened to their moms’ recorded singing voice leave the hospital an average of 2 days sooner than the babies in the control group.
Several researchers also pointed out that preemies take more time to respond to maternal speaking than maternal singing.
Help your preemie thrive at home
Once the doctor gives you the signal to bring your baby home, it’ll be helpful to do the following to help them thrive:
Take care of yourself
You wouldn’t be able to care for your baby effectively if you feel sick or mentally and emotionally down. So, don’t forget to eat nutritious foods and take adequate rest to gain your energy back.
Likewise, remember that it’s okay to ask and receive help from your partner and loved ones.
Continue to perform kangaroo care
Singing to a premature baby may be most effective while you’re doing kangaroo care, so why not do it at home?
Find a quiet, warm room and a comfortable area to lie down. Remove your baby’s clothes except for their diaper, and then gently bring them to your bare chest. Turn their face to one side so that one of their ears is against your heart.