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What are some pain management techniques for infants under 12 months old?

For pain management in infants under 12 months old, try the following pain management and distraction techniques:
  • light up toys
  • soft music
  • comfort positioning
  • sucrose on pacifier
  • rocking and soothing
This content originally appeared on the Alliance for Kids website.

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