My son was in the NICU after we had him and he was not aloud to eat, be held or anything or the first 24hrs or so. I told them no pacifier or anything of the sort. But he was absolutely miserable and needed to be soothed so I decided he could have one. Since we have been home I've caved twice because I couldn't handle being his pacifier. It hurt and I'm not sure it's a great idea but I dont know if giving him a pacifier is better. He is my first and he is now 1 week and 2 days. My question is do any of you ladies that EBF give your LOs pacifiers? If so do you have any problems with latching? I haven't but I don't want to end up having to give him a bottle.
The nurses at the hospital claim there shouldnt be a problem but it still worries me. I would just like to know what your personal opinions and experiences are.
Oh and he is teaching himself to suck his thumb. He is definitely a "sucker" I really don't know which would be best for him I figure they all have their downfalls.
on Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:14 AM