Hospitals Need Baby Cuddlers
By 965koit on April 1, 2019
Hospitals are in need of people who will cuddle the babies in the NICU. Unfortunately, the National Institute for Drug Abuse says that every 15 minutes, a baby suffering from opioid withdrawal, is born.
These babies end up in NICU and hospitals and volunteers are needed to serve as “Baby Cuddlers,” since their parents can’t be with them.
Volunteers need to sit and hold the infants tight and give them a human connection. After a few weeks, the babies will exit withdrawal and do much better.
If you are want to help, you can volunteer one of these hospitals:
- The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia, has a four-hour training course for cuddler volunteers.
- The Boston Medical Center has a program called CALM – Cuddling Assists in Lowering Maternal and Infant Stress.
- Lily’s Place
- Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh
- The Woman’s Hospital of Texas
- The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Centre
- Miller Children’s Hospital
- University of Chicago Medicine
You can even call your local hospital and ask if they need volunteers to cuddle the babies.