Our newborn cuddling program serves babies boarding at the UVM Health Network Central Vermont Medical Center campus due to health concerns. This is a free program of Good Beginnings and UVM Heath Network at CVMC.
Early cuddling is vital for a baby's healthy emotional development. Under direct supervision by CVMC nursing staff, our specially-trained volunteers cuddle and comfort infants who must board at the hospital due to health complications.
The ILA program serves:
Parents & babies in recovery or treatment
Families with premature infants
Parents & babies with minimal visitation or support
Parents & babies recovering from cesarean birth
Frequent cuddling contributes to healthy growth and development and can lead to a shorter hospital stay.