A spoon full of sugar

.helps the medicine go down, so the song goes, but with babies this may well be true.

A recent study of babies being given immunisation injections found that those given some sugared water cried less than those just given water. I know form experiments I have conducted myself that chocolate has a similar effect on me.

The Royal College of Pediatrics suggests that the parent cuddle the child to give it comfort or if breast feeding give the baby a snack while the injection takes place, older children should be distracted

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