"A lot of this decrease was related to decreases in bottle use so it could be because children are breast-feeding longer or are transitioning to sippy cups earlier," Keim said.
Keim said it was reassuring to see that choking injuries made up a small portion of overall injuries.
For his part, Zonfrillo said, "It was interesting to see all the types of injuries grouped together."
The type of injury that was very prevalent in this study was also very minor, he added.
Having children stay seated while drinkingmay help protect them, the authors said.
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