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Watch our Award-winning Power of a Parent's Touch video!

The 2014 CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) Talks Video Competition winner! We were commended for successfully profiling research within IHDCYH's mandate to improve knowledge translation; demonstrating the value of reproductive, child and youth health research in Canada; and incorporating a message designed to have a positive impact on the health of children, youth and families.

Every newborn baby undergoes painful procedures in the first hours and days of life as part of routine hospital care. Untreated pain can change the way your child develops, but the good news is that parents can make a difference.

“The Power of a Parent’s Touch” is a beautiful and engaging new video that helps parents and health professionals understand how researcher shows that the use of skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding can help comfort children during painful procedures.

Like the video and want to help other parents learn how they can help? Share the video with your family, friends, co-workers, and health professionals!

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