Veteran volunteer baby cuddler Bruce Erickson has been offering crucial cuddle time to premature babies for more than 22 years, bringing peace of mind to parents who can’t be there at all times. MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist, Dr. Kara Murphy, of Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO, says the benefits babies get from cuddling go beyond comfort. “Cuddling is an integral part of the care that we provide,” said Murphy. “The cuddling allows them to be in the calm alert state and use the energy that they’re getting from the nutrition to grow and develop their organs.”

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