"Babies who die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have lower levels of serotonin, according to a new study released by researchers at Harvard and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.
The study, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that SIDS babies had decreased levels of serotonin in their brainstems.
Serotonin is the chemical that helps regulate breathing, blood pressure and heart rate in the brain during sleep.”
Good news for babies and parents everywhere as we have an easy, free tool to increase baby’s serotonin levels . . . MASSAGE! According to research performed by Dr. Tiffany Field and colleagues at the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, massage increases levels of serotonin in the body.
Imagine . . . . how easy it would be to incorporate massage for all babies and possibly prevent such tragic losses!!!