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  1. Baby
    Massage is wonderful to add to daily routines with your baby as this loving touch may have many benefits for you both. At a recent Earthskills Gathering, I attended an infant massage class led by Michele Gee LMBT, CD (DONA) licensed massage bodywork therapist and doula. We learned the benefits...
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    Every time you touch your baby, his skin (and yours) produces a spike in oxytocin levels. Oxytocin, also known as the "love hormone," is not only responsible for boosting breastmilk supply and encouraging your little one to latch, but is also incredibly important to bonding. This hormone is one...
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    If you've enjoyed the benefits of prenatal and infant massage, you've got Vimala McClure to thank. Mothering.com had the chance to talk one-on-one with her. Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, brought the concept of prenatal and infant massage to the...
  4. Green Goods
    Grasping the basics of baby massage is simple. With just a few essential oils, some nimble fingers, and some one-on-one time, baby massage is a wonderful way to bond with your child. Make a simple baby massage oil by adding two drops of lavender and two drops of rose oil to one ounce of sweet...
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    Thank you to Angela Rau of Infant Massage USA for this guest post.   Parenting is part natural and part learned. All mammals have the natural presence of the bonding hormone (oxytocin) responsible for motivating caregiving of the young for survival. Research confirms that father's increase...
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