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Paleo Babby Pacifiers?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM

This boy can nearly suck a pinky finger right off. He's a very happy boy, especially when we hold him and he is looking up at some kind of lights. He is almost always very calm and happy after breastfeeding. In fact, he gets milk-drunk with the best of 'em. But for those times when he just NEEDS to be soothed by suckling, we have elected to delve into the world of pacifiers so that we don't always have to use the finger. We bought a couple silicon pacifiers and he took to them VERY well on the first try. Some people swear by the natursutten rubber ones because they are all natural. We want to give this little guy the best. He is so awesome.

So what are the best options for pacifiers, considering all angles on health and dental related aspects?

Edit: I am getting a lot of comments with advice on what else I can do, almost like there is some kind of issue. It's my fault for the way I started off this question. lol. You guys are all so awesome to try to figure out how to help. Baby Westley is an amazing little boy. He is very healthy. All docs and nurses at the hospital were just beside themselves with this kid. He passed all their little exams with flying colors. Pediatrician says he's perfect. So I should probably clarify that I am more so asking about the effects of pacifiers specifically for good insight on which kind to chose (like... the material... rubber vs silicone, etc. :)

Thanks!

Top pic 1 day old. Bottom pic 2 weeks old.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on March 08, 2012
at 02:40 AM

Wow Jack, thank you!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 07, 2012
at 02:58 PM

oh we did the finger thing for several weeks. we would not have survived without the that finger. lol.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on March 05, 2012
at 03:11 PM

There's a father in my community who wears his baby in a sling and the father's pinky is almost always in that child's mouth!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 04, 2012
at 06:38 AM

Oh he loves the swaddle. And he is awesome with breastfeeding, since day one. I didn't mean to make people think there is some sort of problem. there totally isn't. he is a happy boy, just very needy. he always wants to be held or moving or rocked or sucking on something. my dad told me I was the same exact way as a baby.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on March 04, 2012
at 12:44 AM

Love it! That's very cool!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on March 03, 2012
at 10:21 PM

In old paintings babies are sometimes holding a rag with a knot tied in one corner, not sure if it is for teething or as a pacifier. People used to make something called a "sugar tit" by securing sugar or a chunk of meat in the center of a piece of cloth.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 02, 2012
at 07:45 AM

no prob gilliebean. congrats to you! :)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 02, 2012
at 03:58 AM

Thanks for the edit Jack. :)

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

(1614)

on March 01, 2012
at 10:42 PM

blubber, Inuit style :)

76d70438d2442d21206b8e5528d23d23

(1098)

on March 01, 2012
at 10:42 PM

@Jack Kronk - Actually, breast as pacifier is a correct answer. The term "breastfeeding" is a bit of a misnomer, as the kiddos get more than food from the interaction--a lot of emotional training, for example. It's natural for human babies to want to suckle for comfort. "Breastfeeding," in the first few months, is indeed a full-time--and often a 24/7--job!

2d1729002574093032132b662b536226

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on March 01, 2012
at 08:20 PM

My girls refused them as well, and so did my granddaughter who I cared for after her mom went back to work. Mom pumped and and even though the milk was in a bottle a couple times a day, still no plug. I hate seeing those things to be honest. So I am glad that my girls refused them.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 01, 2012
at 07:55 PM

excellent! A double recommendation. Nice tip on the warm water too.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 01, 2012
at 01:06 AM

thanks Patrik :)

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on February 29, 2012
at 07:46 PM

@JackKronk -- Happiest Baby on the Block is genius. I was very skeptical but it worked like a charm. Also, I "hacked" my little boy's crying one time by jumping into the shower and having warm water run over his back while I held him on my chest. Calmed him down instantly while my wife watched amazed. He was 1 or 2 weeks old at the time.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on February 29, 2012
at 07:43 PM

Congrats Jack Kronk!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on February 29, 2012
at 03:29 PM

Thanks HN, I'll check that out :)

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 29, 2012
at 04:20 AM

In the movie Babies in one of the Mongolia scenes I couldn't figure out what they used for a pacifier, it looked to be some sort of meat skewered on a match. Probably wouldn't be my first choice.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 29, 2012
at 02:10 AM

There is certainly a learning curve on how much milk to take. He'll most likely get it under control over the next couple of weeks. Have you seen "Happiest Baby On The Block"? I didn't watch it until our baby was 5 weeks old, but it is brilliant. I really liked it, and it taught me how to swaddle and use our swing properly. The slow settings just aggravated our little guy, so we didn't think he liked it, but fast setting, swaddled, and white noise settled him right down.

3558d8feb56bc681144f87e67140f885

on February 28, 2012
at 06:10 PM

Adorable! I once wondered about "ancient" pacifiers and found out that primitive Eskimos would cut some blubber in a certain way, so it would stay in the baby's mouth. I don't know, my kids never used them, but I can understand your dilemma. Maybe babywearing? That's one cute baby!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on February 28, 2012
at 03:54 PM

Happy Now... he is still a wee little lad, so it may be too early to tell, but he has overfed several times now, and up it comes. And Luisa... "why is he so cranky"? well.. he's 3 weeks old. he doesn't like to be sitting still unless he's asleep.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 28, 2012
at 08:55 AM

As impractical as it is, babies supposedly don't overeat when they try to suckle till your nips fall off, they have pretty good suction control, and will only draw a little if they want comfort more than milk.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 28, 2012
at 08:53 AM

We bought a bunch of them, and he wouldn't take to any of them, I just gave up and he was attached to my breasts pretty much around the clock until 3 months. I don't think I even stood up to do more than run to the bathroom some days, and there were 2 24hour marathon nursings where I actually just took the boppy to the bathroom with me. Eh, it doesn't last forever so I was willing to roll with it.

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

(2954)

on February 28, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Why is he so cranky? Misses mommy? Sitting still for too long? Noise, light? Something that she eats crosses into the milk and bothers him? I know you didn't ask for this, but if he's at the breast and he's still cranky then the paleo approach would be to fix whatever is making him cranky.

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

(2954)

on February 28, 2012
at 04:11 AM

Baby sling. One of those 6 feet wraps. Othrr than going to the toilet or shower, he can be at the breast.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on February 28, 2012
at 03:33 AM

right.. lol. of course. but ladies... he is a feeding champ. no problems there. but he can't just be on the boob 24/7. #1 it's terribly impractical. #2 he will overeat and hork it all up.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 28, 2012
at 03:30 AM

And the milk is always ready at the perfect temperature in a perfectly attractive container!

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on February 27, 2012
at 11:29 PM

Yay!!! What a sweetie.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on February 27, 2012
at 11:23 PM

he's so precious! (I have nothing useful to add but LOOK AT THE BABY!)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 27, 2012
at 11:09 PM

PS He's so cute I'd like to borrow him for a snuggle!

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on February 27, 2012
at 11:03 PM

Enjoy him. They grow out of those chubby cheeks and adorable little folds of wrist fat so fast.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on February 27, 2012
at 10:31 PM

jj - very observant of you. breast feeding well established indeed. he's a milk champion!

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on February 27, 2012
at 09:59 PM

Congrats! Beeeeautiful babby!

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on February 27, 2012
at 09:55 PM

CONGRATS KRONK! Thanks to your use of "Babby", I just have to say, "PASSYFIRE CAN NO INSTAIN BABBY!"

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on March 03, 2012
at 10:05 PM

Your little one is precious! Congratulations...

I like pacifiers for baby's who have a higher need to suckle over thumbs because you can take a pacifier away and obviously not so for a thumb. Baby's need to learn to self soothe, and sucking is but one way. My first baby had a high need to suckle, and I was young and idealistic, and just let her suckle on my breast all the time. I ended up feeling resentful, and it was challenging to get anything done. I became an master at wearing a sling while she suckled and I cooked, etc...not good for my back at all! I can imagine that a pacifier would have been a huge help for her, she is actually still not a very good self soother at nearly thirteen years old now! What I've read about pacifiers and dental effects says that only prolonged use(which is defined as more than SEVERAL YEARS of use) will likely lead to dental deformations, but short of that, is likely not an issue. Like I said, a pacifier can be taken away at a point the parents choose, unlike a thumb(think bye bye pacifier party at age two, or something of the sort).

I am always impressed now when I see my friends' babies with pacifiers, they just calm right down. My friends who are the kind of people who do their homework to ensure the best/healthiest options for their families use these:

http://www.natursutten.com/products/natursutten/

http://www.amazon.com/Natursutten-BPA-Free-Natural-Pacifier-Orthodontic/dp/B001AVNK6E

All one piece is very important so there is no chance of the pacifier separating and becoming a choking hazard. Silicone is considered "highly suspect", and the safest bet on the market today is all natural rubber.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on March 08, 2012
at 02:40 AM

Wow Jack, thank you!

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on February 27, 2012
at 09:57 PM

We only used the pacifier in the car since he screamed bloody murder and we sometimes had to leave the house. Otherwise I just let him suck at breast. It's the best way to establish a good milk supply early on. I wore him in the moby wrap or just lazed around on the couch all day. He nursed all day. He's 15 months old and still nursing now but he's calmed down a bit with it during the day.

Anyway! When we DID use a pacifier we used this or this but he really wouldn't use it in any other situation and he even stopped accepting them in the car once he turned about 4 months.

But you could be hard core and go Inuit with a lump of fat on a stick. :-D

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19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

(2954)

on February 28, 2012
at 03:07 AM

The breast is the most Paleolithic pacifier in existence.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 28, 2012
at 08:55 AM

As impractical as it is, babies supposedly don't overeat when they try to suckle till your nips fall off, they have pretty good suction control, and will only draw a little if they want comfort more than milk.

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

(2954)

on February 28, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Why is he so cranky? Misses mommy? Sitting still for too long? Noise, light? Something that she eats crosses into the milk and bothers him? I know you didn't ask for this, but if he's at the breast and he's still cranky then the paleo approach would be to fix whatever is making him cranky.

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

(2954)

on February 28, 2012
at 04:11 AM

Baby sling. One of those 6 feet wraps. Othrr than going to the toilet or shower, he can be at the breast.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on February 28, 2012
at 03:33 AM

right.. lol. of course. but ladies... he is a feeding champ. no problems there. but he can't just be on the boob 24/7. #1 it's terribly impractical. #2 he will overeat and hork it all up.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on February 28, 2012
at 03:54 PM

Happy Now... he is still a wee little lad, so it may be too early to tell, but he has overfed several times now, and up it comes. And Luisa... "why is he so cranky"? well.. he's 3 weeks old. he doesn't like to be sitting still unless he's asleep.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 28, 2012
at 03:30 AM

And the milk is always ready at the perfect temperature in a perfectly attractive container!

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on February 29, 2012
at 07:46 PM

@JackKronk -- Happiest Baby on the Block is genius. I was very skeptical but it worked like a charm. Also, I "hacked" my little boy's crying one time by jumping into the shower and having warm water run over his back while I held him on my chest. Calmed him down instantly while my wife watched amazed. He was 1 or 2 weeks old at the time.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 29, 2012
at 02:10 AM

There is certainly a learning curve on how much milk to take. He'll most likely get it under control over the next couple of weeks. Have you seen "Happiest Baby On The Block"? I didn't watch it until our baby was 5 weeks old, but it is brilliant. I really liked it, and it taught me how to swaddle and use our swing properly. The slow settings just aggravated our little guy, so we didn't think he liked it, but fast setting, swaddled, and white noise settled him right down.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on February 29, 2012
at 03:29 PM

Thanks HN, I'll check that out :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 01, 2012
at 07:55 PM

excellent! A double recommendation. Nice tip on the warm water too.

76d70438d2442d21206b8e5528d23d23

(1098)

on March 01, 2012
at 10:42 PM

@Jack Kronk - Actually, breast as pacifier is a correct answer. The term "breastfeeding" is a bit of a misnomer, as the kiddos get more than food from the interaction--a lot of emotional training, for example. It's natural for human babies to want to suckle for comfort. "Breastfeeding," in the first few months, is indeed a full-time--and often a 24/7--job!

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35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on February 27, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Awwww... cutie!

I take it from his chub that breastfeeding is well established? We waited to give mine a pacifier until 6 weeks because he had difficulties... once his tongue tie was fixed he wanted milk, milk, milk and more milk 24-7, but he had some major growth to make up.

Mine eventually liked the NUK silicone pacifiers, but knowing what I know now, I would go with a 1 piece type like the rubber one you show above, or the Soothies/Gumdrops. The types that have a seperate nipple & shield can be more of a choking hazard if anything comes loose.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on February 27, 2012
at 10:31 PM

jj - very observant of you. breast feeding well established indeed. he's a milk champion!

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on February 27, 2012
at 11:03 PM

Enjoy him. They grow out of those chubby cheeks and adorable little folds of wrist fat so fast.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on February 29, 2012
at 07:43 PM

Congrats Jack Kronk!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 01, 2012
at 01:06 AM

thanks Patrik :)

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on March 01, 2012
at 07:49 PM

Congratulations Jack!!!! He is perfect! You must be so proud!

Have you used a pacifier yet?

I know a lot of people talk a lot about nipple confusion, but our lactation consultant told us not to worry thta much about it - especially with a babe and mom that have already established nursing.

We just had the cheap pacifiers from the pharmacy (my dad bought one when he got a frantic call from me in the hospital day 2 after my little guy had sucked so hard my nipples were blisters)

Our guy used them extremely infrequenly (mostly in cranky moments like changing diapers or being put in the car seat).

Your little dude will let you know which ones he likes and which ones he doesn't. It sounds as though he doesn't need it that badly though if you've made it this far without.

I also second the book recommendation The Happiest Baby on the Block. I read it while pregnant and it was super helpful. It also comes in video and audio book formats so check your library (you probably don't have tons of extra time to read a book right now!) Here's a Youtube clip of the 5 S's.

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on February 27, 2012
at 09:48 PM

Adorable baby! Congratulations!!! I can't help you on the pacifier-front because my daughter (8 months) refused ALL of them. From the expensive "orthodontist-approved" types to the cheapy Gerber ones. However, she pacified herself on the breast. All. The. Time. It sucked being a human pacifier for those first couple months, but it helped establish the milk supply and created a bond from the start. But yeah. No boob in mouth = screaming 95% of the time.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 27, 2012
at 11:07 PM

Your little guy might just tell you which one he likes the best. Start with the one you prefer and work from there.

One of my babies had one specific finger that was the only way to go, but fortunately it didn't last too long. I breast fed all four kids and they preferred real nummies to soothers.

Once you hone in on which soother works best, buy extras for when they need cleaning or get lost.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 27, 2012
at 11:09 PM

PS He's so cute I'd like to borrow him for a snuggle!

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on March 02, 2012
at 03:55 AM

Fingers are the second best pacifiers, after mom! Let him suck on your fingers or knuckles. Are you hearing all the experienced nursing mothers when they reassure you that this will not last forever?! It's true -- he will soon be interested in more than just sucking. Have mom rest, drink water, call La Leche League or consult your midwife for sore nipple advice, and dance the baby. These precious days. Blessings on your family! May you all get 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 05, 2012
at 03:11 PM

There's a father in my community who wears his baby in a sling and the father's pinky is almost always in that child's mouth!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 07, 2012
at 02:58 PM

oh we did the finger thing for several weeks. we would not have survived without the that finger. lol.

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 01, 2012
at 08:09 PM

I'm still four to eight weeks away (due in six weeks) but we have a stash of these silicone pacifiers:

I do like the natural rubber idea. But I've read a bunch about how "orthodontic" pacifiers should be avoided.

I'm wondering about other more ancient pacifier materials:

  • marble?
  • bone?
  • wood (since teethers can be made of wood, why not pacifiers?)?

2fd93e91bb14e641a2bac9c6033e84e2

(1614)

on March 01, 2012
at 10:42 PM

blubber, Inuit style :)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 02, 2012
at 03:58 AM

Thanks for the edit Jack. :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 02, 2012
at 07:45 AM

no prob gilliebean. congrats to you! :)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 04, 2012
at 12:44 AM

Love it! That's very cool!

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on March 03, 2012
at 10:21 PM

In old paintings babies are sometimes holding a rag with a knot tied in one corner, not sure if it is for teething or as a pacifier. People used to make something called a "sugar tit" by securing sugar or a chunk of meat in the center of a piece of cloth.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

HE IS PUUUUURRRRRRFECT!!! Congratulations!!!

At 2 wks was when the callouses (yes... On the nipples???establishedand then the full milk came on. So in the beginning my babies cried for colostrum and to aid the milk letdown but after the milk came full . My two cried from little gas bubbles from too much milk, too fast, in my case. Our lactation specialist helped me to unlatch them in my case and to lightly burp every 5 min and that helped thei discomfort I think. Usually babbies cry for a reason... (im sure u know not that it helps you necessarily!!)

Adorable and thanks for posting!!

If I had to do it again honestly I wouldn't know which product would be most Paleo

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Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

on March 03, 2012
at 10:15 PM

Are you good at Swaddling the baby night and snug like they did in the hospital? Try that and fairly constant breastfeeding. I know you said he was a a champ but it could be that he wants the warmth and satisfaction of being hugged tightly like when he was in utero. Swaddling will help with the anxiety they feel from being "loose" or not held. but if you do get a pacifier make sure its BPA free...which I am sure you would remember that...http://www.zoeborganic.com

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 04, 2012
at 06:38 AM

Oh he loves the swaddle. And he is awesome with breastfeeding, since day one. I didn't mean to make people think there is some sort of problem. there totally isn't. he is a happy boy, just very needy. he always wants to be held or moving or rocked or sucking on something. my dad told me I was the same exact way as a baby.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on March 01, 2012
at 08:41 AM

So, I guess an important pacifier feature to not cause nipple confusion is to get one that points straight out instead of up.

Both Soothies and these gumdrop ones fit the bill. The gumdrop ones are all the rage on the mommy boards right now. http://www.gumdroppacifier.com/

The few times we could convince the little guy to go for one it was the Soothie brand. I had to keep my finger in it most of the time, so I just opted for fingers after a while, having daddy carry him in the moby wrap and offering a pinky to suckle was our go to move if I really needed a break.

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Aa69579f867333b08158c70e25f7daf1

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on February 28, 2012
at 01:16 AM

My kiddo refused every one we tried (though we didn't try until she was 6 weeks to be sure she was well established with the breast.) She preferred my breast. So she just nursed. And nursed. :-)

I've known many nursing moms who say their children just won't take the pacifier. The only times she used them was for gumming on during teething.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 28, 2012
at 08:53 AM

We bought a bunch of them, and he wouldn't take to any of them, I just gave up and he was attached to my breasts pretty much around the clock until 3 months. I don't think I even stood up to do more than run to the bathroom some days, and there were 2 24hour marathon nursings where I actually just took the boppy to the bathroom with me. Eh, it doesn't last forever so I was willing to roll with it.

2d1729002574093032132b662b536226

(78)

on March 01, 2012
at 08:20 PM

My girls refused them as well, and so did my granddaughter who I cared for after her mom went back to work. Mom pumped and and even though the milk was in a bottle a couple times a day, still no plug. I hate seeing those things to be honest. So I am glad that my girls refused them.

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on March 02, 2012
at 02:44 PM

I don't have a brand recommendation, but I do recommend providing a pacifier if he wants one. If he wants to suckle something and a breast isn't available, he will likely move on to his fingers or thumb. If it becomes necessary to break him of this habit when he gets older, it will be a lot easier to take away the pacifier than his fingers. :)

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on February 28, 2012
at 07:58 AM

With my first child I refused to give him a pacifier when he was tiny and we just endured the screaming, plus I nursed him about every 20 minutes. He found his thumb at 8 weeks - I woke up one morning in a pool of milk panicked that something had happened to him. But boy was I relieved when I saw him with his thumb planted firmly in his mouth, sucking away. He finally decided to stop sucking his thumb at nine.

With child #2, exhaustion meant that I abandoned all my high principles and I gave him a "binky" fairly early. He wasn't calmed with nursing like kid #1. I called it a "mute button" and it really did the trick. At 15 months, his pediatrician said it was time to ditch the binky so we had a ceremonial gathering up of all of them, took them out to the curb and watched the garbage truck cart them off. Forever gone. He was cranky for two days and then all was fine.

I think every kid/parent combo is different. You need to experiment to see what works for you. But I'd encourage getting rid of the pacifier before they're two or so and understand that you can just go buy them in the store. As far as brands/styles go I have no clue. Child #1 just turned 19. Egads.

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