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Old 06-17-2008, 10:56 PM   #11
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Re: Should I Allow A Pacifier?

My DS is a big sucker and we've used a soothie pacifier since he was a few days old (he is ebf). I try to let him drink and comfort suck as much as he wants, but he always still wants his pacifier afterwards. In fact, my DS had latch problems at birth and sucking on the soothie actually helped him learn how to suck. GL mama!

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Old 06-17-2008, 11:05 PM   #12
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We use a soother, and have since day 2, I guess. DD is big on the sucking, and it was the ONLY way to keep her calm. She's 10.5 months old now, and she's far less dependent on it than she used to be. I would use one if I were you, just for my own sanity (and to be able to pass baby off sometimes).
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:32 AM   #13
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both my ds's had pacis, and they both breastfeed! DS1 was even 2 months premature... some babies just have a need to suck!
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:16 PM   #14
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I was in your boat a few months ago!!! Human pacifier is not fun, and exhausting! He nursed for 1 hour, and then 2 hours at bedtime. We TRIED every paci in the book several times. He refused to take one. I think we waited to long to introduce it. Good news is, he only nurses for 10-20 minutes during the day and 30 minutes at bedtime now. (started that around 3 mo's, 5 mo's now)

I'm glad now, that we don't have to wean him from a paci. I've been working on getting him to sleep w/o breast for naps. This week started off rough, but now he's down to about 20 minutes of rocking before he goes down. Plus it's one less thing to remember to bring when going out. (I'm lazy)
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:35 PM   #15
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Re: Should I Allow A Pacifier?

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I EBF all of my LO and they have all had a paci...since day 1. Never a problem with confusion when nursing Now a bottle on the other hand...well that's a whole nother thread
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Re: Should I Allow A Pacifier?

My DD started that from day 1. She would use my boob as a binky, so we gave her one. It helps a lot, I say try it out see what happens.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:53 PM   #17
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All mine have used them, and had no problems with the breast
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:18 PM   #18
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Re: Should I Allow A Pacifier?

I used a paci with both lo's with my son specifically because he nursed all the time, and once i popped the bink in his mouth, he would be content. The feeding for an hour each breast was tiring especially when i figured out half of the time it was just for something to suck on...lol.. My newest lo we didnt use the bink until she was having trouble sleeping about 4 months old. She never needed the bink nor did she want it. but after it helped her sleep, she used it.
I used the nuk orthopedics...
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:21 PM   #19
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We started one at about 5 weeks and it really helped everyone get some sleep. Plus my VERY PRO bfing pedi said that sucking releases endorphines in their brains, and that it's very good for them to do. It didn't cause any problems for us at that point.
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:31 PM   #20
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the paci is a must to save your nipples. babies need to suck...that action allows they to move their cranial bones around after they have been shoved out of place by the birth process. babies will suck non-stop until that process is complete.

i always recommmend the nuk pacifiers b/c the shape is closest to the shape that you want the roof of the mouth to take.
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