Researchers question pulling plug on pacifiers

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com When Beyonc?irst had her baby, the media went wild over her decision to breastfeed in public. Following that breastfeeding incident, breastfeeding is again in the news; however, it's in relation to a new medical study rather than a celebrity happening. An experiment by physicians at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) challenges the perspective that pacifiers interfere with breastfeeding. The study, presented Monday, April 30 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Boston, found that limiting pacifier use increased an infant's consumption of formula during hospitalization. "We were really surprised and disappointed because we had hoped that limiting pacifiers would improve breast-feeding rates," commented Dr. Carrie Phillipi, an associate professor of pediatrics at OHSU and co-author of the study, in an interview with Time magazine. Breastfeeding was originally promoted because it was thought to help infants have fewer illnesses; reduce risk of asthma

Researchers question pulling plug on pacifiers

Binkies, corks, soothers. Whatever you call pacifiers, conventional wisdom holds that giving them to newborns can interfere with breastfeeding.

Mon 30 Apr 12 from Medical Xpress

Pacifiers may do more good than harm, Mon 30 Apr 12 from Science Blog

Researchers question pulling plug on pacifiers, Sun 29 Apr 12 from Eurekalert

Pacifier use does not discourage breastfeeding

Limiting pacifier availability decreased exclusive breastfeeding and increased supplemental formula feeds, study data indicate.

Tue 1 May 12 from Clinicaladvisor

Pacifiers use does not discourage breastfeeding, Tue 1 May 12 from Clinicaladvisor

Research Questions Impact of Pacifiers on Breast-Feeding

MONDAY, April 30, 2012 (Health.com) -- Pacifiers can soothe agitated infants, but some experts--including those at the World Health Organization (WHO)--discourage pacifier use in the first six ...

Mon 30 Apr 12 from Health News

Pacifiers Don’t Discourage Breast-Feeding, Study Says

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) — Widely held wisdom that pacifier use among newborns interferes with breast-feeding is wrong, a new small study ...

Mon 30 Apr 12 from Health News

Pacifiers OK For Breastfeeding Infants

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com When Beyonc?irst had her baby, the media went wild over her decision to breastfeed in public. Following that breastfeeding incident, breastfeeding is again in the ...

Tue 1 May 12 from RedOrbit

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