In children’s media, pain is depicted alarmingly frequently, usually unrealistically and often violently, but without empathy or help. These images of pain send all the wrong messages.
There are effective ways to help reduce babies’ pain during blood draws and injections, but they are used in less than 50 per cent of newborns. Here’s how to ease your infant’s pain.
A study found parents who were less distressed were more able to support their child during a medical procedure, and this increased the child’s ability to cope and decreased child distress and pain.