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"Parental sucking of their infant's pacifier may reduce the risk of allergy development, possibly via immune stimulation by microbes transferred to the infant via the parent's saliva."
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"Pacifier Cleaning Practices and Risk of Allergy Development"
Bill Hesselmar et al
Pediatrics, May 6th 2013. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-3345
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