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Dummy

Sham; make-believe; pretended; imitation. Person who serves in place of another, or who serves until the proper person is named or available to take his place (e.g., dummy corporate directors; dummy owners of real estate).

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"We aren't telling parents to change pacifier cleaning methods because both good and bad bacteria can transfer to the child.
This pacifier is another favorite as it is made to stay put in your baby's mouth.
Just over 10% of mothers reported cleaning through parental pacifier sucking.
The research was presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting and suggested a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.
"We interviewed 128 mothers of infants multiple times over a period of 18 months and asked how they cleaned their child's pacifier," says allergist Eliane Abou-Jaoude, MD, ACAAI member and lead author on the study conducted by Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
Dr Abou-Jaoude said that while it indicated an association between parental pacifier sucking and children with lower IgE levels, it does not necessarily mean the practice itself causes the lower levels.
These data suggest that early pacifier use doesn't interfere with breastfeeding success.
Molds are now being manufactured to mass produce the pacifier. Smith and his team have already tested the pacifiers.
In order to verify differences between monitored and not monitored children, children were compared as to their sociodemographic and birth characteristics, the number of prenatal consultations and pacifier use.
The following data were collected: pacifier use (yes/ no); among those reporting to use or to have used a pacifier, child age upon pacifier introduction ([less than or equal to] 15 days, 16-30 days, 31-60 days, 61-90 days, 91-120 days, 121-150 days, and > 150 days), and the reasons for pacifier introduction (open question).
The pacifiers one-piece exterior is made of silicone, and officials for the Dallas-based company say it is resistant to absorbing tastes, odors or stickiness and is BPS-, BPA-, latex- and phthalate-free.
* Healthcare practitioners to discourage the use of pacifiers.