TABLE 2

Honey Pacifier Use and Other Related Questions

No. of children who use a honey pacifier, n (%)45 (11.34)
Age of child when started using the honey pacifier, mean (SD), days67.7 (69.4)
No. of moms that used a honey pacifier with other children, n (%)18 (4.62)
Reasons mom chose a honey pacifier, n (%)
 Preferred by baby7 (20.00)
 Tradition/used it in Mexico7 (20.00)
 Softer than other pacifiers5 (14.29)
 Family member gave/recommended4 (11.43)
 Health benefit (eg, for constipation)4 (11.43)
 It was a gift3 (8.57)
 Convenience (eg, only one in store)3 (8.57)
 Tastes better2 (5.71)
Does honey pacifier sooth better, n (%), yes15 (33.33)
Does child prefer honey pacifier, n (%), yes16 (35.56)
Where honey pacifier was purchased, n (%)
 Mexico20 (44.44)
 Hispanic store in United States (tienda Hispana)7 (15.56)
 Chain grocery store6 (13.33)
 Flea market3 (6.67)
 Gift4 (8.89)
Ever noticed a hole or leak, n (%), yes17 (37.78)
Ever been told that a honey pacifier could be dangerous, n (%), yes10 (22.22)
 Entire group (n = 397)72 (18.14)
Ever told honey can cause illness in children aged <1 y, n (%), yes9 (20.00)
 Entire group (n = 397)91 (22.92)
Use other folk remedies, n (%), yes27 (60.00)
 Entire group (n = 397)155 (39.04)