Optimize Growth Stimulation with Massage

Touch on infants known to soothe and establish good ties with proximity. Even in the form of touch-massage gently massage will provide good stimulation for his brain.

According to the website of The Baby Website, stimulation of the infant massage can help build the baby's immune system, respiratory system develops, stimulates the circulatory system, and nervous system Offsetting children.

A pediatrician from the University of Indonesia Faculty of Medicine Hospital dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo (Faculty of medicine / RSCM) dr. Sekartini Rini said, massage is one type of stimulation is important for the growth and development of infants. Massage can show compassion that makes babies become more confident.

Rini explained, in order to grow and develop your child is running optimally, it needs three main things, namely nutrition, affection, and stimulation. All three should be given 100 percent, nothing more or less dominant.

"Stimulation can be given in the form of words or touch, including massage," he said in the Growth Seminar titled 'Mom, How's Your Family?' Clinical Laboratory Prodia held in Jakarta, Saturday (06/08/2013).

Nevertheless, baby massage should be done carefully because the baby's body is still not as strong as the body of an adult. The principle of baby massage is not massage too hard and avoid the head and only wear a certain movement in accordance with the anatomical parts of the intestine colon.

According to child advocates infant massage specialist dr. Utami Roesli in the book "Guidelines to massage Premature Babies and Infants Age 0-3 months", how to massage infants stratified by age group. For infants aged 0-1 months, the movement is closer to a sweep-sweep fine. Before the baby's umbilical cord off the massage should not be performed in the abdominal area. For infants 1-3 months old, smooth motion with light pressure in a shorter time.

For infants aged 3 months to 3 years old children, the whole movement is done with pressure and time is increasing. Total massage time suggested about 15 minutes. Massage starts from the feet, then the abdomen, chest, hands, face, and ends at the back.