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HOW BABIES’ BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IS SHAPED BY TOUCH

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:05:39 +0000

For newborns, skin-to-skin contact with parents and caregivers helps shape how their brains respond to touch, a sense necessary for social and emotional connections. A lot of previous research has linked skin-to-skin touch with developmental benefits for both premature and full-term babies, ranging from improved growth and sleep to better motor development. Research has also tied breastfeeding and other forms ...

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WHO’S BETTER AT BABY TALK, MOM OR DAD?

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 21:13:39 +0000

The latest research shows that moms and dads use baby talk in different ways, and that boys and girls respond to them differently. In a study published in the online edition of Pediatrics, researchers looked at the language interactions between 33 late preterm and term infants and their parents by capturing 3,000 hours of recordings. Taking advantage of a small ...

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RESEARCH FINDS (AGAIN!) INFANTS SENSITIVE TO PLEASANT TOUCH

Mon, 01 Oct 2018 18:23:54 +0000

Cognitive neuroscientist Merle Fairhurst and colleagues of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, knew that previous studies with adults show that a specific type of touch receptor is activated in response to a particular stroking velocity, leading to the sensation of “pleasant” touch. They hypothesized that this type of response might emerge as ...

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BABIES DEPENDENT ON OPIOIDS NEED TOUCH, NOT TECH

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 19:05:37 +0000

A physician in Kansas has worked for years to tackle infant mortality. She often treats newborns in a high-tech Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with intricate things whirring and beeping. That, she says, is not the place for a baby like Lili. Lili’s mom, Victoria, used heroin for the first two trimesters of her pregnancy, and she despised herself for ...

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INFANT MASSAGE: STRESS AND RELAXATION

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:53:40 +0000

Infant massage is one tool we have to help reshape our child’s interpretations of the world, to release her pain, grief, and fear, and to open her up to love and joy. Touch meets a baby’s needs for physical contact, affection, security, stimulation, and movement. Skin-to-skin contact is especially effective, such as during breastfeeding, bathing, or massage. Carrying or babywearing ...

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WHO SHOULD MASSAGE THE BABY, and WHY?

Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:29:00 +0000

When I first began teaching Infant Massage in 1977, I brought my baby to classes and demonstrated the strokes on him. This worked out very well, and I continued when my second baby came along. It was nice because they then received massage twice a day! Then I began training Infant Massage Instructors for what would become my new nonprofit ...

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JOY AND THE INFANT BRAIN

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:40:22 +0000

The wise remain aware of the spirituality of life. Every mother has felt the stillness and the stir of Eternal Consciousness in her womb. Remember that. Bring that mysterious, silent moment into the clamoring present. —Vimala McClure from The Tao of Motherhood   “The most complex information-processing device ever constructed is on its way,” says John Medina, author of Brain ...

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INFANTS’ LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IS ACCELERATED BY ATTENTIVE PARENTS

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 22:21:43 +0000

According to a new study from The University of Iowa and Indiana University, how parents react to their infants’ babbling impacts their language development. The research was recently published in the journal Infancy. The research team, includes Julie Gros-Louis, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Iowa. A study by Gros-Louis in 2003 compared infants whose parents didn’t respond ...

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BABIES SUBCONSCIOUSLY PROCESS EMOTIONS

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 14:04:00 +0000

Infants perceive fearful looks from the whites of your eyes The eyes are the mirror of the soul, often revealing the emotional state of those around us. Even babies appear to perceive such signals. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have discovered that even seven-month-old infants react to fearful eyes without conscious ...

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OXYTOCIN AND TRUST PATHWAYS OFTEN SET THROUGH GENERATIONS

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:16:30 +0000

A study done by the University of New South Wales, UK, says women with troubled maternal relationships have lower levels of the hormone oxytocin and are more likely to have difficulty bonding with their own babies. Apparently, “trust pathways” are set in infancy and the quality of the mother-child bond repeats itself down the generations. Blood samples were taken from ...

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HOW INFANTS WHO LIVE IN DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS GROW UP TO BE MORE OPEN-MINDED

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:16:28 +0000

A study has found that babies who live in more ethnically diverse neighborhoods are more willing to learn from adults from different backgrounds. A group of 19-month-old babies from English-speaking households in the Chicago and Washington D.C. areas was observed by researchers at the University of Chicago. They found that the infants who lived in more ethnically diverse neighborhoods were ...

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MOTHERS’ RESPONSES TO BABIES’ CRYING: BENEFITING FROM AND GETTING OVER NEGATIVE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES

Sun, 24 Jun 2018 20:40:37 +0000

Infants whose mothers respond quickly, consistently, and warmly when they cry have healthier emotional development than infants whose mothers are less sensitive to their cries. A new study has found that mothers whose childhood experiences with caregivers was positive and those who have come to terms with negative experiences are more infant-oriented when they see videos of babies crying and ...

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Respecter
Respecter le bébé comme un individu à part entière.Respecter ses rythmes, ses petits maux, ses humeurs. Accueillir ses pleurs qui lui permettent d'exprimer ses besoins. L'instructeur (trice) respecte le savoir-faire de chaque parent (ou la personne qui prend soin de l'enfant), le soutient, le valorise et renforce ses compétences parentales.
Ecouter
"Lorsque nous écoutons nos enfants avec notre cœur, nous apprenons chaque fois ce que nous voulons savoir" Vimala McClure.
Ecouter avec le cœur signifie être véritablement intéressé, ouvert et réceptif, avec l'intention d'entendre sans imposer ni interrompre. L'instructeur (trice) écoute aussi avec son cœur les inquiétudes des parents, et leur permet de trouver ou retrouver confiance en leurs capacités de parents.
Comprendre
Comprendre que chaque enfant vit avec ses propres émotions et ressentis.

L'instructeur (trice) accompagne les parents à identifier, à travers une observation fine, tous les signes que le bébé communique. Les parents peuvent ainsi répondre plus justement à ses besoins essentiels.
Aimer
Comment exprimer son amour pour son enfant ? En le respectant tel qu'il est, en l'écoutant avec son cœur, en comprenant ce qu'il exprime. Lui parler, chanter, le regarder et le prendre contre soi pour qu'il se construise et s'épanouisse dans la sécurité et la confiance, afin qu'il devienne un être social et autonome.

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