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Old 10-31-2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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How does everyone feel about pacifiers?

(Not trying to start a battle - just very curious about various opinions, yay or nay and why)

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Old 10-31-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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Re: Pacifiers

We use the playtex Binky version. I have a funky left nipple.. and these pacifiers are the only kind that helped get their mouths to open wide enough to get a good latch. I'm not opposed to them.
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I'm not opposed to them, but I try not to use one because I don't want to have to get rid of it later. We have some for DH to give her when I'm not around, and for when she gets fussy at other inconvenient time. The only time I've used it was when she got hungry as we were paying our bill at a restaurant. I thought it would be easier to give her the pacifier and feed her in the car, than to try to feed her then and entertain DS in a restaurant for longer.

DS got used to his when we were on vacation in Albuquerque when he was 6 months old. I was so happy when he gave it up on his own at 9 months old. He also never really sucked his thumb or fingers.

So far we have a soothie and nuk and she seems to prefer the soothie, which was the only kind DS would take.
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So... Aurora has turned pretty fussy in the last few weeks. She's quiet if I hold a pacifier in her mouth. If that cures her, does that mean nothing else is wrong and all she wants to do is suck? What if I just let her breastfeed all the time/? Is that a bad thing?
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um, personally i would take it away by 3-4 months old, but i don't see any problem with them. I have tried EVERY brand possible and michael wants nothing to do with any of them...and neither did lor. I would love him to self soothe and give me a break from time to time, but not happening...so i am the human paci...lol.

Angela-nope, that's what we do...seriously about 80 times a day. Sigh.
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Rachael - Do you just let Michael nurse then whenever he is fussing and it appears to be for no reason?
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I think it's okay to breastfeed 24/7 if you have the time and baby wants it. If DD is dry, and isn't doing her gassy grunt, I nurse her if she gets fussy. DD nurses a lot!
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for me being a human paci is hard. i have 5 under 6 so its difficult. howver dd and ds3 had them and no problems helped my sanity never hurt my supply it was nice this lo won't take one, but i'm working on it. i think its important for baby to self soothe
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i think it is said pacis help reduce the risk of sids
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Mine just wants the paci, he won't nurse for comfort.

I never wanted to give him one, but he likes it so much. A lot of times it calms him when nothing else I can think of does.
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