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Parents who clean their child’s pacifier by sucking on it may be reducing the child’s risk allergy development, according to study published in Pediatrics.
“Exposure of the infant to parental saliva might accelerate development of a complex oral/pharyngeal microbiota that, similar to a complex gut microbiota, might beneficially affect tolerogenic handling of antigens by the oral/pharyngeal lymphoid tissues,” researchers wrote.
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