I'm new to this group, still pregnant with my first but planning on breastfeeding. I'm wondering your thoughts on pacifiers. Pretty much every baby I know has a binky in its mouth half the time, but I don't really see the point of pacifiers. Wouldn't it be better for a baby to learn to stop fussing or sleep without needing some sort of aid? What did mothers do before pacifiers were invented? I myself was a thumb-sucker, which of course isn't good once teeth come in, but doesn't thumb-sucking just go to show that babies can soothe themselves? It probably sounds like I'm trying to make a point against pacifiers, but I'm honestly just questioning their real purpose. If you all think it is better to use pacifiers, I will certainly take that into consideration when I do my baby registry and after she is born. What are your thoughts? Thanks!