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Avoid Pacifier Teeth

Posted on 7/4/2022 by Brandon Cooley
Avoid Pacifier TeethPacifier debate has raged for years, as parents try to sort through contradictory information claiming, on the one hand, that pacifiers can be a source of comfort and save babies' lives, while claiming, on the other, that pacifiers negatively impact oral development and hinder breastfed infants' ability to latch. Pacifiers may be useful to both parents and newborns if used correctly.

They Should Have a Warning Label

Parents want to do everything right for their children, which can lead to anxiety and concern about the best options. Parents tend to scrutinize and study every baby-related decision, which might help to avoid problems in the future. Bottles, sippy cups, and pacifiers are all examples of "typical" baby items. They obstruct a child's proper oral development, and the condition is prevalent. The removal of wisdom teeth, tonsils, and adenoids is closely tied to changes in our mouths, jaws, airways, and faces during the last 50 years. There are consequences that go beyond crooked teeth caused by pacifiers. Smaller airways are producing epidemics of silent, sleep-disordered breathing, which are thought to afflict 80 percent of all Americans.

Should You Give Your Baby a Pacifier or Not?

Pacifiers should be avoided in an ideal world since they interfere with your child's oral-facial development. Impressing new parents is vital in life since it might lead to major implications later on. However, there are additional considerations. Pacifiers lower the risk of SIDS by 90% in the first year. Pacifiers not only help to build the baby's jaw muscles at a young age, but they also help to prevent mouth breathing, give emotional comfort to the infant, and, probably most significantly, provide respite to new parents. Additionally, research suggests waiting to give a baby a pacifier until they have a strong breastfeeding latch if you're nursing. This prevents “nipple confusion” and helps to ensure that baby continues to latch on without issue. Because the risk of SIDS drops significantly after one year, it's recommended you take away your child's pacifier after their first birthday.

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