Ashley Montaqu in his book Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin, stated “If our culture we could learn and understand the importance of fathers as well as mothers giving their infants adequate tactile satisfactions, we would be taking a considerable step toward the improvement of human relations.”
Infant Massage is a wonderful way for Fathers and Partners to bond with baby. Mom often has breastfeeding which is her one on one personal interaction with baby. Fathers and Partners often feel left out or not as involved with their child beyond diaper changing. Massage provides the one on one time, eye contact and calming touch that helps to build attachment and a lifelong bond of parent and child.
Dec. 23, 2012