• Sucking on infant's pacifier may help parents prevent allergies in their kids

    26 days ago - By Healio

    Parents who suck on their infant's pacifier to clean it may suppress immunoglobulin E, or IgE, levels in their child during infancy, according to research presented at the American College for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.
    “IgE is an antibody that all people have,” Eliane Abou-Jaoude, MD, an allergy fellow at Henry Ford Hospital and ACAAI member, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “In people with allergies or asthma, it is usually found in higher levels. What we found was that , the trajectory of our slope line was lower
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  • Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may prevent allergies

    26 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    New research suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.
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  • Sucking Your Baby's Pacifier Might Actually Protect Them From Allergies

    Sucking Your Baby's Pacifier Might Actually Protect Them From Allergies

    26 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    Don't feel ashamed for sucking on your baby's pacifier to clean it off - you might be helping them out with allergies
    Come on. You know you've done it. Well, probably not with the first kid, but most seasoned parents with pacifier addict babies have sucked on that binky after it fell on the floor to clean it off. We can't always get to a faucet to wash it, and it might be a little gross, but it's definitely preferable to a meltdown in the toothpaste aisle at Target. But most parents might not realize that avoiding a tantrum is only one positive result of slobbering on their kid's paci.
    It...
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