Experiencing Pain In Infants
The things is no one know the long term effects of these drugs on the infant’s development (Hall, 2006). A cohort study found that anesthesia linked with learning disability and behavioral problems in children. Infants that received to multiple anesthetic before the age of two will have a higher chance of developing these problems (Wilder, 2009). Because of these problems, doctors have turned toward non-pharmaceutical method such as using sucrose solution to reduce pain during painful procedure. But is sucrose effective? And should we replace pain relief medications with sucrose solution? A study was done to see if sucrose could significantly alleviate pain during blood collecting and circumcisions. Fifty four full term newborns between the age of 28-54 hours was used in this study. All of them scored 8 or 9 on the Apgar scale and none of them have any chronic or infectious disease during pregnancy. Twenty four of the newborns consisted of both male and female was put in blood collecting group and the other 30 was in the circumcision group.