Navigation Links
Pacifier Use May Lower Risk of SIDS

The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the third leading cause of infant death, may be lowered through the use of a pacifier//. According to an article in Nursing for Women’s Health, neonatal health care practitioners should counsel new parents on the potential benefits of using a pacifier.

This advice follows the release of updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on SIDS, suggesting that pacifier use be encouraged for children less than one year of age. 'It’s important to note that the AAP’s pacifier recommendations are not unique,' says author Elizabeth Damato, Ph.D., RN. 'A variety of studies have indicated that pacifier use lowers the risk of SIDS, and several other countries have made similar recommendations.' She stresses, however, that parents must be counseled on how to use pacifiers safely.

'Pacifiers shouldn’t be used before the age of one month in breastfed infants to avoid the disruption of regular feeding habits,' says Damato. 'Also, infants should not be forced to take a pacifier and parents should not reinsert it once the infant falls asleep.' Parents should also avoid using homemade pacifiers, avoid strings or cords to secure the pacifier to the child, and regularly clean and replace pacifiers.

Even though evidence is mounting that pacifiers help to prevent SIDS, no one knows why. 'Because SIDS happens so rarely, it is difficult to do large-scale controlled studies to determine why pacifiers might help,' says Damato. 'However, because the risk for serious side effects is greatly reduced if pacifiers are used properly, they are a safe and sensible option in the battle against SIDS.'

Source-Bio-Bio Technology
RM
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pacifier Use Reduces Incidence of SIDS: Study
2. Simvastatin Plus Niacin May Lower Heart Risks
3. Ritalin May Lower Cocaine Abuse
4. Eating More Often May Help Lower Cholesterol
5. Lower surgical volume linked to higher death rate
6. Lowering blood pressure beneficial for PAD patients
7. Lower chance of bone fracture with Vitamin D supplementation
8. Tea Pill Lowers Cholesterol
9. Aspirin Lowers Leukemia Risk
10. Almonds Help Lower Cholesterol
11. Lowering Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/3/2016)... Fremont, California (PRWEB) , ... ... ... the leading provider of Microsoft secure remote access connectivity solutions, today announced ... deployed platform for Microsoft DirectAccess. The new Celestix SecureAccess release will enable ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... , ... Hydra Skin Sciences, a top-rated skincare company based in ... anti-aging skin care product that integrates Snow Algae Powder and six powerful ... thousand units worldwide within the first two months of release. , “We set out ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... helps healthcare organizations, especially medium and small physician practices, to better grasp and ... unique step-by-step approach that guides practices on a well-defined, expert-created path to compliance. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... Cruise Lines premiered the state-of-the-art Carnival Vista – the line’s largest cruise ... The Cruise Web has created an infographic spotlighting the Carnival Vista ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... FDA approved sSOIP telemedicine stethoscope software that enables the stethoscope stream to go ... PCP-SSP and works with RNK’s flagship PCP-USB stethoscope. , Remote auscultation involves two ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... April 28, 2016 Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery ... upcoming PIONEERS 2016 conference, presented by Joseph Gunnar ... New York . Nadav Kidron , ... conference. Presentation Details:   PIONEERS ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  ValGenesis, ... Lifecycle Management Solutions (VLMS) today announced that ... services for sufferers of chronic kidney failure ... to manage their corporate validation process. The ... a software solution to manage their validation ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... PUNE, India , April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... - Pipeline Review, H1 2016" is a report ... pipeline and helps strengthen R&D pipelines by identifying ... best-in-class products. Company Profiles discussed in ... Menarini Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite Srl, AbbVie Inc., Abiogen ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: