For the child from birth to one year old, massages are a way to make a very direct physical contact. It’s sometimes difficult to have physical contact with your child, for fear of hurting him. Massages are a way to create an emotional bond with your baby. They only take a few minutes and can be done during a diaper change. Massage helps the child feel where the limits of his body are; indeed, he will have more trouble than others to develop awareness of that body.
During the first months, giving the breast or a bottle are special times to talk to your infant and cares him.