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(HealthDay News) -- When your baby is in pain -- be it from things like a circumcision, vaccine or incoming tooth -- parents can take steps to soothe, comfort and ease the pain as much as possible.
The University of Michigan Health System offers these suggestions:
Cuddle your baby, and try to have skin-to-skin contact. Distract your baby by singing, cuddling, talking or moving. Nurse your baby if you are breast-feeding. If you aren't nursing, dip a pacifier in a sugar/water solution, but never honey. Ask your doctor about administering a pain-relieving medication designed for infants.