There's nothing better than a hug to make us feel comforted, loved, supported and appreciated. Newborns need to be fed touch just as much as food in order to thrive and develop normally. Children instinctively reach out for touch to settle themselves, to feel secure and safe, and to meet their needs for connection. As we get older, we typically receive less opportunity for touch, but no matter how old we are, touching is a necessary ingredient in a healthy life. Reach out and touch someone today - you'll both feel better for it!