Study assesses impact of pacifiers on infant feeding patterns

03/18/2013 | DailyRx.com

Restricting the use of pacifiers in hospitals was linked to decreased exclusive breast-feeding and higher rates of exclusive and supplemental formula feeding, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers monitored 2,249 babies born either before or after the implementation of the pacifier restriction policy and found no substantial differences for birth weight, delivery method, gender and duration of hospital stay.

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