Helping neonates communicate beyond crying


THE early stages of life are a critical period for neonates, commonly known as newborn babies. During this time, they face various challenges, including the inability to express their needs, pains, and requests except through crying. This form of communication, while effective, often leaves caregivers puzzled, trying to decipher the underlying message behind each cry. Understanding their unique communication cues and providing appropriate support can help alleviate their distress and foster a deeper connection between caregivers, especially mothers, and neonates. The bond formed during these early interactions lays the foundation for a trusting relationship and positively influences a…

Source: Nigerian Tribune