Parental sucking on pacifiers may help ward off childhood allergies

05/6/2013 |

Babies whose parents cleaned their pacifiers by using their own mouths were 12% and 37% less likely to develop asthma and eczema at age 18 months, respectively, Swedish researchers found. At age 3, children whose parents cleaned their pacifiers with their mouths were still about half as likely to have eczema as other children. The study was published in the journal Pediatrics.

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