Health Tip: Comforting Baby’s Pain

Chicken Rollatini With Provolone And Prosciutto
May 21, 2012
Birth Control Pills, HRT Tied to Digestive Ills
May 21, 2012

Health Tip: Comforting Baby’s Pain

(HealthDay News) — When your baby is in pain — be it from things like a circumcision, vaccine or incoming tooth — parents can take steps to soothe, comfort and ease the pain as much as possible.

The University of Michigan Health System offers these suggestions:

  • Cuddle your baby, and try to have skin-to-skin contact.
  • Distract your baby by singing, cuddling, talking or moving.
  • Nurse your baby if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you aren’t nursing, dip a pacifier in a sugar/water solution, but never honey.
  • Ask your doctor about administering a pain-relieving medication designed for infants.

Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

20 − 6 =