Live music and lullabies help premature babies breathe better, doctors say

A premature infant's first concert may provide more than entertainment.

A new study finds live music and lullabies appear to have positive health effects on both the premature baby and his or her parents, abc2news.com reported. 

The biggest benefits -- helping a preemie's breathing and heartbeat.

"When infants are exposed to live music they had lower heart rates, better sucking behaviors, and better sleep," said Dr. Kim Giuliano from the Cleveland Clinic.

Studies have shown recorded music can sometimes be over stimulating and can actually agitate a preemie rather than soothe them.