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Pacifier or no pacifier while breast feeding.

Posted by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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Thoughts on whether to introduce a paci?


Also I have met the six week mark and I want to introduce pumped milk in bottle but still primarily breast feed. I a, so worried he will get confused but I see so many other mothers combine bottle with breast with noroblem .... What is your experience?

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Turtledoves
by Ruby Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Once your supply levels out and you feel comfortable. I never used one but had a huge supply.
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preplovesyou
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM
I don't use one, but that was babies choice. She used a soothie for about a month and decided she didn't want them anymore. There was never a confusion while using them though.
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mamak3211
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:04 AM

I offered a paci around 6 weeks but dd wouldn't take it. I'm kind of glad she didn't I never had to break her of it.

For pumping- I also started around 6 weeks and did 1 bottle/day or every other day for a little while. Then we stopped bottles for a little while (no real need and I got lazy about pumping) and dd wouldn't take a bottle anymore but eventually we got her to take a sippy if needed. Some babies develop a preference because bottles flow faster, they don't have to work as hard, don't have to get letdown going so slow flow nipples may help with that. I didn't have too many issues with nipple confusion so I don't have many tips but by six weeks bfing is usually pretty established. good luck!

MollyJmommy
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM
I started a paci at 3 weeks with my daughter she had a great latched. If you feel you're ready to start go for it. Bottles will mess with a babies latch so be aware of that.
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aniters
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM

my baby had surgery at 4 weeks and used a pacifier for 2 weeks after but then left it alone on his own. i used to pump milk and also breastfeed him and then stopped for a while. when i tried to introduce a bottle again he wouldnt take it. he's now 7 months and still doesnt take a bottle.

cowgirlsmommy
by Bronze Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

My daughter got a pacifier from day 1.  I had to pump during the day because I worked full time and my daughter could switch between breast and bottle with no problem.  We used Tommee Tippee bottles.

KMadsen
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM

The nurses gave my daughter a binkie while we were in the hospital. I actually had no intentions of giving her one as I feared nipple confusion but it didn't cause any. She weaned herself off of it at 3 months same with the bottle.

abra
by Abra on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM
I start the paci within 24 hours of birth. It has never caused any confusion for any of my 4.
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UxorQuodMatris.
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM
My formula fed babies took them, my breastfed baby never would.
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Avetay
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:35 AM
My ebf dd and ds got a paci at a day old. No problems. Ds got a pumped bottle at 2 weeks. Dd at 6. I only use mam brand pacis and bottles.
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