Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Newport Hospital this month began offering a new program from the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. The program, called the Period of PURPLE Crying, is provided to help parents understand the crying of healthy, full-term newborns.
Shaken baby syndrome is an all-too-common result of parental frustration with a baby’s crying. The new program offers an opportunity for parents to learn about babies’ crying characteristics from more than 25 years of research on infant crying conducted worldwide. The program is designed and approved by pediatricians, public health nurses, child development experts, and parents.
While the program is being implemented in birthing centers around the country, Newport Hospital is the first in Rhode Island to offer it. For more information, call the hospital’s birthing center at 845-1110.
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