Pacifiers help avoid sudden infant death syndrome

May 7, 13 • Children and Baby HealthComments OffRead More »

Pacifiers help avoid sudden infant death syndromeUsing a pacifier may protect infants from sudden death syndrome, according to a new research.

In detail, a newborn who is given a pacifier has a small risk of dying from sudden death syndrome. Because the presence of a pacifier control infants cardiac.

In addition, researchers from the Monash Institute of Medical Research, Clayton found that the protection of pacifier will still be felt even when the pacifier is not in the baby’s mouth even when they sleep.

“Sudden death syndrome may be caused by the failure of the baby to wake up from sleep when breathing stops or drastically reduced blood pressure,” said Professor Rosemary Horne, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, baby sucking on a pacifier can make them easier to wake from sleep or improve cardiac control – the ability to regulate the heartbeat.

Researchers then included 37 healthy infants to be analyzed when they are napping. Researchers found that babies who suck pacifiers does have a diverse variety of heart rate. It is a sign of cardiac system responds to blood pressure in infants.

The condition persists even though the baby is not really sucking the pacifier.

Researchers actually do not quite understand why the pacifier can control cardiac in baby. In addition, there is a lot of positive evidence about the use of baby pacifiers. For example, infants should not be given a pacifier before breastfeeding is completely stable – when the baby is one month old. Then the use of pacifiers should be stopped when the baby is between the ages of 6-12 months.

Sudden death syndrome usually occurs in infants, even though they are in a healthy condition. Premature babies or low birth weight infants are most at risk of developing the syndrome. Most occur at night and the  exact cause are rarely known.

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