Breast milk is said to have many benefits. Chalk up another for breast milk: breastfeeding can potentially reduce a baby’s pain during simple medical procedures. A group of researchers from Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, led by Dr. Prakeshkumar Shah, did a literature review of eleven studies that compared babies’ pain when they were breastfeeding or drinking supplemental breast milk versus other measures such as swaddling, being given a pacifier, and being given a placebo. In a weird twist, it did not beat out giving babies a glucose solution. The literature review found no studies testing this for repeated medical procedures, so there goes my plans for giving out “free drinks of breast milk with every needle jab” coupons. The study was published in Issue 3 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.