A National Institutes of Health and Kaiser Permanente study has found that infants who used a pacifier during sleep had a 90-percent reduction in SIDS risk.
The researchers examined SIDS case files and interviewed the parents in each case. The study compared the infants who died of SIDS to a group of healthy infants with similar characteristics.
The findings bolster previous studies that had similar results, and a recent American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation to offer a pacifier to babies at nap time or bed time.
The study will be published in the British Medical Journal online.