Hospital study: Breast-feeding drops with pacifier removal

04/30/2012 | Huffington Post, The

After Oregon Health & Science University restricted the use of pacifiers, exclusive breast-feeding rates dropped from almost 80% to 68%, and the use of supplemental formula rose from 18% to 28%. The findings, based on data from more than 2,200 babies from June 2010 to August 2011, were presented at a meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies. The results were surprising and merit further investigation, said one of the study's authors.

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