Hmm. My first didn't use a pacifier. I never offered one. I exclusively breastfeed- a lot!
This is my second and I'm breastfeeding exclusively again. She's 4 weeks. Almost to the 6 week point where I can introduce the expressed milk in a bottle and/or pacifier if I wanted to.
I hear pacifiers can reduce SIDS- but I also have the baby at the breast a whole whole lot- so if it's sucking she needs it's what she gets with me.
Any reason for the pacifier?
Answer by tessiedawg at 8:38 PM on Dec. 21, 2012
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Answer by louise2 at 8:40 PM on Dec. 21, 2012
None of my 3 children ever took a pacifier. Some were bottle fed & breast fed. Nature takes its course when they have the urge to suckle, & they will suck a thumb or finger. That's almost harder to break when they are older, since you can't exactly take away what is attached! loll :p You can introduce it, but don't force the issue. They will outgrow whatever path they choose, w/ a little prodding from us. :)
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