Originally Posted by pdx.mothernurture
What I keep reading is talk about 'reduced crying time'---well, duh, you're putting something in their mouth, right? Does less crying=less pain? Not necessarily! But, it makes the parents and those participating in the procedure feel less sickened/disgusted/guilty.
That was exactly what I was thinking. Why the hell are they focusing so much on the lack of crying? If you put something in an infant's mouth, they're going to suck on it, therefore they're not going to be crying. Umm, hello??? Do they really need studies for this?
I really wish I could remember where, but I know
that I've read somewhere that many infants will suck on a pacifier (or whatever) more frantically when he/she is in pain or stressed in some way. So, I seriously
don't get how they could possibly tell whether the sugar concoction actually reduces their pain..