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Comforters and night waking.
  1. R Morley,
  2. C J Morley,
  3. P J Lucas,
  4. A Lucas
  1. MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge.


    Among 320 low birthweight infants seen at nine months post term those using a soft object, thumb, or fingers as comforter were significantly less likely to wake at night (9/96, 9%) than those with no comforter or using a dummy (66/224, 29%). Dummy users were as likely to wake (27/93, 29%) as those without a comforter (39/131, 30%).

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