In Honor of World Prematurity Month, New Pampers Scholarship Supports the Littlest Fighters and their Caregivers
Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification teaches NICU experts how to incorporate human touch with all medical caregiving
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Up to fifteen percent of babies spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit(NICU), the majority of whom are born premature. In honor of World Prematurity Awareness Month, Pampers will fund scholarships for NICU professionals to take the Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification® (NTMC) in cities across the U.S.
“We owe it to babies and families to touch not just with our hands, but also with our hearts during every neonatal interaction,” says
Neonatal Touch & Massage Certification® (NTMC) is an exclusively neonatal, one-of-a-kind certification for neonatal healthcare providers. The Certification has been developed with a 3-fold purpose: to help NICU babies, families, and staff. It’s all about maximizing positive long-term development of the infant and giving families the opportunity and tools to bond with their infant.
“I’m really proud of the practical knowledge and skills I gained about comforting touch and the value it added to my work in the NICU,” says
Pampers, Professionals and Preemies
More than 25 million babies in 100 countries start their journey in Pampers, and the brand has a history of supporting the NICU nurses and neonatal professionals who are integral to an infant’s early-life development.
“Designing products to meet the needs of babies is important, but that alone is not enough,” says
In 2002, Pampers became the first major diaper manufacturer to design a diaper specifically for premature infants. Thanks to advances in medical technology, these littlest fighters continue to survive at younger and younger gestational ages. In 2016, Pampers created a diaper for infants weighing as little as one pound. In addition, last year Pampers donated more than
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