Study: Pacifiers May Encourage Breastfeeding in Newborns

For years, pediatrician and physician organizations have advised against regular use of pacifiers for newborns. Using a pacifier may keep babies from exclusively breastfeeding, they advised. But a new study found that newborns in one hospital that were restricted from having pacifiers were less likely to exclusively breastfeed and instead turn to formula. The findings were presented Monday at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Boston. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science...Full Story
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