Infant massage at Eleonas camp

Today, September 23rd, CHEERing held an infant massage session for mothers and babies living at the Eleonas camp. Shaista Karimi, our interpreter, breastfeeding counselor, and certified physiotherapist, led the session. It is hard to describe how moving it is, when calm descends on a room full of concerned mothers and crying infants when Shaista begins her infant massage class. From a chaotic atmosphere, the room is transformed into a quiet space of mothers and babies interacting through touch. Thanks to Shaista, Project Elea, the Spanish midwives, and our coordinator Airinie Azhar for organizing and carrying out this session!

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