And that's exactly what she does once a week for four hours.
They may be only days old, but some of these babies have already faced major challenges.
“Some are here because their parents may be incarcerated and so they need someone. They need that voice, they need that touch,” Mitchell said.
Some are premature, waiting for adoption. Many are addicted to drugs.
Rana Alissa, medical director of the newborn nursery, said cradling the babies goes beyond just comfort. The human touch helps release a hormone called oxytocin, otherwise known as the love hormone.
“They feed better, they can maintain their temperatures better, they can maintain their blood glucose better,” Alissa said.
And holding them is not only important and good for the baby, but Mitchell said it is also good for her. She calls it a win-win.
“It's a great feeling inside. I feel very rewarded to know I could lend a hand to somebody in need,” Mitchell said.
It has become a labor of love for her. Who knew a simple touch when it comes from the heart can make a difference?