The Reasons for Mothers to Either Use or Not Use a Pacifier for Their Infants

Zotter, Heinz
February 2009
Pediatrics for Parents;2009, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p13
The article reports on the study which examines the concerns of introducing pacifiers to infants in the U.S. It notes the controversy associated with pacifiers which suggests that it possibly interacts with pathophysiological actions that lead to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It asserts that the malformation of the teeth is the main concern of mothers of not introducing pacifiers to infants.


Related Articles

  • Pacifiers during sleep and sudden infant death. Franco, Patricia; Scaillet, Sonia; Groswasser, José; Kahn, André; Franco, P; Scaillet, S; Groswasser, J; Kahn, A // European Journal of Pediatrics;2001, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p448 

    Discusses a study which assessed whether the use of pacifiers is associated with changes in infants' arousal from sleep. Subjects and methods; Factors that enhance risk for sudden infant death syndrome.

  • Binkies and breastfeeding.  // Fit Pregnancy;Dec2009/Jan2010, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p30 

    The article offers information on the benefits that babies get when using pacifiers. It states that pacifiers reduce the risks of the sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but mothers are fearful that babies might prefer pacifiers rather than the breast. According to a review of 29 studies,...

  • Tobacco Smoke Exposure at One Month of Age and Subsequent Risk of SIDS—A Prospective Study. Dwyer, Terence; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Couper, David // American Journal of Epidemiology;1999, Vol. 149 Issue 7, p593 

    The aim of this investigation was to identify the sources of postnatal exposure to tobacco smoke at 1 month of age and to examine their relation to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The Tasmanian Infant Health Survey was a prospective cohort study undertaken from 1988 to 1995. It involved...

  • SIDS: Advice can help keep your baby safe. Krisberg, Kim // Nation's Health;Mar2016, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p20 

    The article presents advice on keeping the baby from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Topics discussed include an overview of SIDS, the measures for reducing SIDS risk to babies, the decreasing rates of SIDS such as putting the babies to sleep on their backs, and the preventive effects of...

  • Pacifier Use and Sids: Evidence for a Consistently Reduced Risk. Moon, Rachel; Tanabe, Kawai; Yang, Diane; Young, Heather; Hauck, Fern // Maternal & Child Health Journal;Mar2012, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p609 

    Pacifier use at sleep time decreases sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) risk. It is yet unclear whether pacifier use can modify the impact of other sleep-related factors upon SIDS risk. The objective of this study was to examine the association between pacifier use during sleep and SIDS in...

  • Authors' Response to “Disentangling the Separate Effects of Prenatal and Postnatal Smoking on the Risk of SIDS”. Dwyer, Terence; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise // American Journal of Epidemiology;1999, Vol. 149 Issue 7, p607 

    Spiers' review (1) highlights the consistency and strength of the evidence supporting the assertion that maternal smoking is independently associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) risk and that this may account for a large part of the remaining fraction of deaths not attributable to...

  • Hazardous bedding may cause some cases of sudden infant death.  // Public Health Reports;May/Jun94, Vol. 109 Issue 3, p459 

    Comments on evidence that rebreathing expired air may have contributed to the death of infants intially diagnosed as having succumbed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Warnings that parents should not place infants to sleep on soft bedding products; Statement issued by the American...

  • Infant positioning and SIDS. Rainey, David Y.; Lawless, Michael R. // Clinical Pediatrics;Jun1994, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p322 

    Determines the awareness and acceptance of the recommendation made by the American Academy of Pediatrics stating that healthy infants must not be placed in a prone position while sleeping because of its association with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Percentage of compliance with the...

  • Baby in your bed.  // Australia's Parents;Jul95, Issue 85, p86 

    Presents arguments whether babies sleeping with their mothers have increased risks of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Contribution of increased maternal contact of babies sleeping beside mothers according to James McKenna of the University of California; Caution in the practice according to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics