Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Get too little news that new mothers will want to know about new research challenges what many believe many new mom -- believe about giving their children pacifiers.
Parents thought that you know all the so called being -- could interfere with breast feeding.
Now a new study suggests pacifiers actually can help with nursing.
-- leave and Okur is an adjunct professor assistant professor I should say at LSU Shreveport and she joins us now it's my understanding we have a picture.
Of your little son Max with his -- -- so even the doctor uses them.
Right yeah I'm a big passive fire pro pacifist as you but.
But the truth is for years there was this -- -- that they taught in medical school.
Big -- don't learn to latch is well on an artificial -- they could get nipple confusion.
They didn't -- as well.
And so but there hasn't been a lot of real hard research out there and this is a small study but it's -- expected study.
Where they restricted pacifiers.
And they expected breastfeeding to go up and they were surprised it didn't go up it actually went down because why.
Well they don't know this wasn't really why it happened but when they restricted pacifiers.
It seemed like.
Less mothers were breastfeeding in fact formula feeding when up and you know.
Is this the advocates the staunch breastfeeding advocates say of course it's an incomplete study we don't know why and that's part of it but you know kids.
Come out of the -- some time sucking their -- so.
They've learned to cycle on all kinds of things and it suited them and pump them and if you've -- had a really.
Hysterical crying baby sometimes it's hard to get them to.
-- I have to say how long it's been since my kids were a pacifier age but I remember a few times when they're dropping off to sleep or something trying to pull that out of their mouth than they would feel the sensation and and man they would -- down on an even more.
It has to be pretty good exercise I would think.
-- -- Well it is it's a natural.
Instinct in babies to stop all it calms them.
You know my son used one and you know once you've tried to feed them and you've circled the block a hundred times in the car and put them on the -- machine and walked with them and vacuum.
And it's not working you'd be surprised how good a pacifier can use.
To get them to quiet down and calm down I've.
Heard there -- even potentially some benefit when it comes to preventing or reducing sids cases.
Yeah that's true they've shown research that at.
They've shown a core elation that it can reduce it so.
It's gotten a bad rap for a long time but I say you know pacifier mothers unite not only a little goods.
Good news only for babies I can't use one here on this that -- You know I wish they had an equivalent -- early teenagers.
That's all I thought there's no -- I can use something that got him down Max is famous now telling the event if they don't easy -- it's a good day.
But I really didn't see that about it actually Winokur thank you somebody -- -- a straw.
Filter by section