Breast Feeding

Breastfeeding Helps Pain for Infants

Just another reason why Breastfeeding is the best way to go.

According to a review of previous research, by Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, it apprears that the best baby painkiller, is breastfeeding

The research compared babies who were swaddled, cuddled, or given a placebo, and it found that the babies who were breastfed experienced the least pain, and it’s thought that the mother’s presence was the key.

The research illustrates that permature babies who had to undergo many painful procedures during the first weeks of their life could be helped by breastfeeding. At best it was the most inexpensive and effective way to relieve baby’s pain.

The researchers thought that it could be linked to the sweetness of breast milk, and a concentrated sugar solution has been found to soothe them just as well

Baby’s pain was measured by their breathing, heartrate and the length of time the baby cried after the injection.

This makes sense to me because before vacinations or shots the nurses would give my son sugar water to soothe him and for the most part it worked. While I have never tried Breast milk I hear it is sweet but that is also dependant on your diet. Fruit will make your breastmilk sweeter while some spices give it a different taste that babies sometimes don’t care for.


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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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