Binkies and breastfeeding

December 2009
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, pacifiers do not interfere successful breastfeeding. However, babies still prefer breast than pacifiers, and suggests that pacifiers must be offered to babies 3 or 4 weeks old.


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