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pacifier

(pas'i-fī-ĕr),
An object, usually of hard plastic or some other material permitting sterilization, which is sucked by a nursing infant for solace.
[pacify, fr. M.E. pacifien, pacify, fr. O.Fr., fr. L. pacificare, to pacify, + -er]

pacifier

(pas′ĭ-fī″ĕr)
A nipple, usually made of a synthetic material, , provided for infants to satisfy their need to suck.
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A Dr ELIANE ABOU-JAOUDE, an allergy and immunology fellow at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, USA, has just led a study into how different cleaning methods for dummies or pacifiers affect allergylinked antibodies in a baby's blood.
Available as a two-pack, these pacifiers will soothe your little one.
The study is believed to the first of its kind to evaluate the association between pacifier cleaning methods and the antibody Immunoglobulin E, or IgE.
"We found that parental pacifier sucking was linked to suppressed IgE levels beginning around 10 months, and continued through 18 months," says allergist Edward Zoratti, MD, ACAAI member and co-author of the study.
New moms who elect to breastfeed are told not to give their babies pacifiers during the first few weeks of life.
It also proved babies could breathe clearly while using the our pacifier without the need to cry due to lack of oxygen," added Smith.
The results of the regression analysis of the factors associated with the intake of milk formulas in the 1st month shown in Table 2 evidence that only pacifier use was associated with higher consumption of milk formulas and remained significant after the adjusted analysis.
The profile of study participants was descriptively analyzed, as was pacifier use (prevalence of pacifier use, age upon introduction, and reasons for introduction).
The design of the present study followed the precepts of the Bioecological Theory of Human Development (BTHD) to assess the complex factors related to the interactions between mothers and their preterm infants with regard to whether to introduce a pacifier, as well as the influence of individuals who provide direct social support to the mother.
"Pacifier Sanitizer is a major convenience for parents: Instead of boiling to sanitize a new or dirty pacifier, now just spray CleanSmart Pacifier Sanitizer, wait 60 seconds, and give it back to the baby.
Ladbrokes don't think the Beckhams will let Harper be seen out with a pacifier ever again.
Beckham, 40, was upset by the reaction after Harper was pictured sucking a dummy - called a pacifier in the US - as he took her out in LA.