Pacifier Usage and Acute Otitis Media in Infants and Young Children

Garrelts, Laurie; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek
September 2001
Pediatric Nursing;Sep/Oct2001, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p516
Academic Journal
Assesses the relationship between pacifier usage and acute otitis media (AOM) in infants and young children. Details of AOM; Results of a study which evaluated the association between pacifier use and the occurrence of AOM through an intervention that educated parents on restricting pacifier use in their infants and young children; Recommendations for practice.


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