A new study reveals that a mother's touch may soothe an infant's pain better than their father's.

FOX's Colleen Cappon has more in today's ''Housecall for Health''

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When premature babies are feeling pain, a mother's touch may comfort them more than their dad.

A study from McGill University School of Nursing in Montreal showed that being held by either parent while getting blood drawn helped the preemies stay calm, but being held by their mother showed a slightly better result.

Previous studies have shown that skin to skin contact; called kangaroo care, has a number of positive health benefits for babies, including pain relief.

Housecall for Health.  I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.