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Pacifiers for Newborns

I’m okay will minimal pacifier use in the first 2 weeks of life. During the first 2 weeks of breast feeding it is important for the newborn to suck on their mothers breast to stimulate milk production. After breast feeding has been established or if the baby is being bottle fed it is okay to encourage the pacifier.

 

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We used pacifiers for our children. It is an effective way to calm babies. I do not think that pacifiers interfere with breast feeding. Smart pacifier use can prevent thumb sucking. Like most adults, I detest (...more on pacifiers)

 

Pacifier Addicted 3 month old

My 3 month old is totally addicted to the pacifier. We have been limiting the use during the day with success but night time is a total failure. He can wake up as many as 8 times during the night for the pacifier. (... more on Pacifier addicted 3 month old)

 

Written April 2010 by
Dr. Gordon, Windermere Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

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