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The Benefits of Sucking on Your Baby’s Pacifier

The Benefits of Sucking on Your Baby’s Pacifier

How many of you are sucking on your baby’s pacifier in order to clean it off after it falls on the ground? Well, a new study shows that this may not be a bad thing. In fact, your saliva (with all its microbes in it) may stimulate the baby’s immune system in a way that prevents eczema and asthma.

A Swedish study published in Pediatrics involving 184 babies found that the 65 babies whose parents sucked on their pacifiers to cleanse them were significantly less likely to get eczema and asthma than babies whose parents did not use this cleaning technique.

Listen to the NPR report here: Parents’ Saliva On Pacifiers Could Ward Off Baby’s Allergies

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