New Delhi: Paediatricians in Colombia implemented a new and modern technique they are calling "hammock-therapy" to help premature babies.
Hammock-therapy has been given to dozens of babies born before nine-months of gestation and so far has given excellent results.
"Here we use hammocks and this way we avoid lacerations," says Paediatrician, Dr Rodriguez.
Hammocks make the babies sleep longer, which helps to their growing and development. Hammock-therapy consists of introducing a small hammock about 50 to 60 centimeters inside the incubator and then placing the premature baby inside it.
“I'm the mother of a baby that is here and I think the therapy given to the babies in the incubators is very good because the baby has responded very well after that,” says mother, Yannis Morales.
Hammocks are attractive to parents because it helps to avoid sleep apnea, an obstructive sleep disorder that is very common in premature babies.