NPR's Morning Edition had a great story on how to soothe your newborn
through shots or hunger or stressful situations using the 5 S's
"The babies who received the "5 S's" physical intervention
stopped crying much sooner than the infants who received comfort
care from their parents. And their pain scores, as measured by
flailing arms and facial grimaces, were also significantly less,
says Harrington. The 5 S's group did much better than the comfort
care group, whether they got sugar water or not."
There's a great video of the techniqe at the bottom of the
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