Corpus ID: 38107028

Risks and benefits of pacifiers.

  title={Risks and benefits of pacifiers.},
  author={S. Sexton and Ruby A Natale},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={79 8},
  • S. Sexton, Ruby A Natale
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • American family physician
  • Physicians are often asked for guidance about pacifier use in children, especially regarding the benefits and risks, and when to appropriately wean a child. The benefits of pacifier use include analgesic effects, shorter hospital stays for preterm infants, and a reduction in the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Pacifiers have been studied and recommended for pain relief in newborns and infants undergoing common, minor procedures in the emergency department (e.g., heel sticks, immunizations… CONTINUE READING
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