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Physical interventions better than sucrose at relieving pain from infant immunizations

Oral sucrose reduces pain from infant immunizations, but the 5 S’s (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging, and sucking) is more effective, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Key Point: Pain scores and other signs of discomfort in infants receiving immunizations were lower in those treated with the… 

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