Pain Management Program

Recognizing and Managing Pain in Your Infant

How do I recognize pain in my infant?

Infants may display different behaviors when they are irritable or uncomfortable. These may include:

How do I help my infant manage pain?

Create a comfortable and safe environment

Use touch to provide comfort

Use distraction to help your infant focus on something other than pain

If you have any questions, please ask your infant’s doctor or nurse.

Contact us

For more information about the Pain Management Program at CHOP or to schedule an appointment, please call 215-590-1409.

Reviewed by: the Pain Managment Program team
Date: August 2012

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