Babies Feel Pain More Than Adults Do

“Tiny babies are more sensitive to pain than adults, according to a study of infants’ brains which overturns the medical consensus.

Until now doctors have assumed that the brains of very young babies are not developed enough to feel pain.

It means that newborns often go without painkillers, even during invasive procedures.

But the new findings, revealed by Oxford University doctors, suggest that not only do babies feel pain, but their pain thresholds are even lower than those of adults.”

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