Pediatrics Book



Aka: Pacifier
  1. See Also
    1. Thumb Sucking
  2. Management
    1. Under age 6 months
      1. No restriction on Pacifier use
      2. May be preventive against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    2. Age 6 to 10 months
      1. Limit Pacifier use to while falling asleep
    3. After age 10 months
      1. No Pacifier use
  3. Complications: Prolonged Pacifier use
    1. Acute Otitis Media
    2. Oral Candidiasis
    3. Dental Caries
    4. Dental Malocclusion
  4. References
    1. Niemela (2000) Pediatrics 106:484 [PubMed]

Pacifiers (C0030172)

Definition (UMD) Pacifiers designed to promote an infant's oral sucking action. These pacifiers typically consist of a nipple (latex or silicone) mounted on a plastic shield that is designed to prevent the infant from swallowing the device; the shields usually have some holes to circulate air and saliva to help protect the infant's skin from chafing. Oral infant pacifiers are used to calm infants; they are available in different sizes and shapes appropriate to fit the infant's mouth.
Definition (MSH) Devices that babies can suck on when they are not feeding. The extra sucking can be comforting to the babies and pacify them. Pacifiers usually are used as a substitute for the thumb in babies who suck on their thumb or fingers almost constantly.
Concepts Manufactured Object (T073)
MSH D041361
English Pacifiers, Pacifier, Pacifiers, Infant, Oral, pacifiers, pacifier, Oral Pacifiers, Infant, Infant Pacifiers
Swedish Nappar
Czech šidítka, dudlíky
Finnish Tutit
Italian Succhiotti
Polish Gryzaczki niemowlęce, Uspokajacze niemowlęce, Smoczki, Pacyfki niemowlęce
Norwegian Smokker, Tåtesmokker, Narresmokker
Spanish Sosegadores, Chupetes
French Sucettes, Tétines
German Schnuller
Dutch Fopspenen, Bijtringen, Ringen, bijt-, Spenen, fop-
Portuguese Chupetas
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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