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Is there a correlation between pacifier use and drinking or smoking later in life?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
I do not know of any correlation.
In fact the aap recommends using a pacifier for sleep and naps during the first year of life. It has been shown to decrease the risk of sids.

In brief: No
I do not know of any correlation.
In fact the aap recommends using a pacifier for sleep and naps during the first year of life. It has been shown to decrease the risk of sids.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A behaviorist named of bradshaw has described literature suggesting the abrupt removal of a pacifier (or bottle) during a childs formitive years might lead that child to "crawl into a bottle".
He cited the a state of incomplete self soothing in the toddler/distrust of the adults/& a need in adults to constantly try to finish the self soothing that was denied as "bad"by a parent.Works for me.

In brief: Yes
A behaviorist named of bradshaw has described literature suggesting the abrupt removal of a pacifier (or bottle) during a childs formitive years might lead that child to "crawl into a bottle".
He cited the a state of incomplete self soothing in the toddler/distrust of the adults/& a need in adults to constantly try to finish the self soothing that was denied as "bad"by a parent.Works for me.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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