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Is massage good for a 3 month old baby?

Q: Is massage prohibited for an infant upto three months of age? How does it help? Also please tell me, how many times a day can it be done and which oil to use?

A:Massage is not prohibited during first three months. We feel during the first couple of months doing the massage exposes the baby and a baby, who is otherwise prone to become cold, is more likely to develop this on prolonged exposure to atmosphere, which may be harmful for the baby. Massage with any baby friendly oil like Olive oil. It only helps to develop bonding between the mother and the baby. Massage is not recommended in babies who are born prematurely and are small at birth as this may harm them. Message is : Let the mom enjoy being with the baby and she can do a light massage may be once a day.

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