View Poll Results: Pacis for EBF babies? If yes, what shape?
Yes, no nipple confusion 78 50.65%
Yes, some nipple confusion but not enough to quit 6 3.90%
Yes, total nipple confusion & gave up paci or BFing 3 1.95%
No, never offered 16 10.39%
No, offered but baby didn't want 45 29.22%
Other - please explain 5 3.25%
Shape - Orthodontic 41 26.62%
Shape - Round 25 16.23%
Shape - Other 13 8.44%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 154. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-20-2009, 01:04 PM   #11
Lydia'sMom's Avatar
Lydia'sMom
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 1,278
My Mood:
Re: Pacis for EBF babies - to use or not to use?

I started out saying absolutely no pacies for dd but by the second night I knew something had to give. dd ended up using a paci until she was about 9 mos old. One day I noticed that when I'd put her down for nap or night she'd just pul it out and play with it and if I checked on her while sleeping, I'd find the thing on the floor. One day I decided to just 'try' putting her down without it and we've never looked back. When she was using one, she had a huge variety. I think she had one of almost every kind. The only ones she absolutely did not take ever were the formed silicone ones like Soothie or we tryed a orthodontic shaped playtex one. For some reason those were just too hard or heavy or something. She did end up using them as teething toys eventually but that was it.

Advertisement

__________________
Christy , , , *need a sewing smilie*
Wife to B and SAHM to L (7-27-07) S (9-15-09) J (10-10-11) and D (3-25-14)
Lydia'sMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 01:04 PM   #12
redneckmama's Avatar
redneckmama
Registered Users
Formerly: lilybugsmomma
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pacific NW, Oregon
Posts: 3,341
My Mood:
Re: Pacis for EBF babies - to use or not to use?

DD is 5 months, EBF(no solids or bottles) and has taken a MAM since day 1. We have not had any confussion.
__________________
Sarah wife to Fred mama to Lily (12/06) Holly (11/08) and Jack (12/10)
Swag with me!
redneckmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #13
greek4's Avatar
greek4
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 3,408
My Mood:
Re: Pacis for EBF babies - to use or not to use?

DS was EBF until he self weaned at 10 months. He used the Soothie pacifier that the hospital gave us and still has it plus more of the same kind. I was dead set on not having a thumbsucker so I pushed the pacifier and he never had nipple confusion.
__________________
Emily....Proud wife of Drew, mother to Kole (8/07), Chase (7/09), Ansley (4/11), and Avery and Camden (10/13)
greek4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 01:08 PM   #14
thirdbabyonway's Avatar
thirdbabyonway
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kirtland AFB,NM
Posts: 106
My Mood:
Re: Pacis for EBF babies - to use or not to use?

EBF both my older ones and they both had pacis form the start with no confusion.they also prefered the NUK.My third goes back and forth between the playtex and the NUK
__________________
I'm a Airforce wife married 7 yrsa SAHM to Riah(5) and Eli(3) and Cheyenne(4months)still new to so any advice is great!
thirdbabyonway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 01:08 PM   #15
isaacsmum's Avatar
isaacsmum
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 1,054
Re: Pacis for EBF babies - to use or not to use?

My son is 7 months and we BF, and never had nipple confusion problems. He started daycare at about 2 months, and we tried at that point to give him a pacifier so he'd have something to help him soothe at daycare. The only paci he'd even consider taking was the Soothie brand, and even then he had little interest. He quickly stopped sucking on it, and instead took to turning it sideways and chewing on it. I honesty don't think he sees the connection between the paci and nursing.
isaacsmum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 01:16 PM   #16
tranmama's Avatar
tranmama
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Derby, Kansas
Posts: 3,351
My Mood:
Re: Pacis for EBF babies - to use or not to use?

I started giving DD a paci when she was about a month old. We had had a rock-solid EBF relationship since her birth, and I needed a little relief from being a human binky, so I decided to take my chances and give it a whirl. Fortunately, we encountered no nipple confusion at all. She would only take the Nuk orthodontic binkies. After a few months (definitely before 6 months of age) she herself decided they weren't for her anymore, and wouldn't take them anymore. So, I didn't have to worry about weaning her off of them.

I think that all babies are different, and every situation is different. Moms need to trust their instincts more, too. LLL recommends waiting until the nursing relationship is great before offering artificial nipples. Some will be ready earlier or later than others.
__________________
Shannon ~ Christian wife to Joe , mama to DS (3/97) and DD (9/07).
Recently weaned my last and final LO after 28 months
tranmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 01:19 PM   #17
mom2LBJ's Avatar
mom2LBJ
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: on the mat, TX
Posts: 6,094
My Mood:
Re: Pacis for EBF babies - to use or not to use?

neither of my boys took to pacifiers, they wanted the real thing
mom2LBJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 01:21 PM   #18
danielle's Avatar
danielle
Registered Users
Formerly: d*****
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Orchard Park, WNY
Posts: 9,354
My Mood:
Re: Pacis for EBF babies - to use or not to use?

Try as he might, my husband could not get my daughter to take a pacifier of any type. Just as well, imo!

You're the mom- do what feels right.
danielle is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 01:23 PM   #19
StAva2202's Avatar
StAva2202
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 1,158
My Mood:
Re: Pacis for EBF babies - to use or not to use?

First of all...congrats!!

We didnt offer Max a pacify until he was about 2mo. He never wanted anything to do with one. We even offered different types.

I was/am his paci. ;-)
__________________
FT working Momma to DD (2/02) DS (7/08) Lil One due 10/26/12
Earn FREE Gift Cards and More Just By Searching the Web: SWAGBUCKS!!
Want To Earn Some EASY Paypal?? YOUDATA!!
StAva2202 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 01:39 PM   #20
~Ryleigh's_Momma~
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,033
My Mood:
Re: Pacis for EBF babies - to use or not to use?

My first daughter was given a Nuk paci in the hospital and refused to do anything but "nipple nurse" from that moment on. I ended up having to pump and bottle feed it for many weeks, until FINALLY (and thankfully) I got her to nurse again, though it was about 3-4 months before I'd say the latch was acceptable with no pain.

With my son, I had originally said no paci, but he ended up needing one and I waited a little while so it didn't interfere.

I say go ahead and give a paci, but wait until BFing is established and then just watch and take it away right away if you notice a problem emerging.

If you don't want them walking around with it, take it away by 9 months (and what I personally do, is keep the paci in the crib and leave it in there when not in use)
~Ryleigh's_Momma~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.