There's not anything that you can do about this risk :(
But you can use all the ideas in operation Pain - LESS to reduce the risks to you.
For children and young people there's lots of information on pain management at
Children from the age of 8 up seem to have a bit higher risk - but they'll be most able to use all the ideas.
For babies and younger children, the risk is a lot less - cuddles, calming and soothing can make a big difference.
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