I waited to try a paci with my daughter till 4 weeks and she NEVER took to it. I have read the nipple confusion is a myth. And that most hospitals that deny the paci are having a drop in breastfeeding mother;s. I will try to find the info. I know a few babies who take a paci and breastfeed. no trouble at all.
I'm taking paci's to the hospital for this baby.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ Mrs. S ♥:</b>" I'm hoping you meant breastfeeding and not beating... anyways lol My daughter was breastfed and never really took to a nook, but did well with a bottle. "</blockquote>
Oh god, my phones auto correct makes me sound like a terrible person! I fixed the typo
i used a dummy/pacifier from day 1 , i used tommie tippie closer to nature, and i started using their bottles around 5 weeks old , she never had nipple confusion, and i fed her until she was 10 month xx
Youc an use a paci if you want. You just need to understand that pacis cause less stimulation of prolactin & can lead to low supply & early use can also complicate or create latching issues. it doesn't mean they will - it means they can. However - if your concern is SIDS then I wouldn't bother. Exclusively breastfed babies are already at a 73% less risk of SIDS anyway. So there is relaly no need to use on for that purpose. The BEST thing you can do to reduce SIDS risk is EBF. It lowers risks more than any other single factor.
My 1st used pacis & bottles once I was back to work at 6 weeks - they did cause nipple preference though & we battled with it for several months. I just did a LOT of relaxation techniques & deep breahting & waited him out & enve roffered a bottle or binkie when we were together - those were for while I was at work only. It never screwed up his latch - it made him impatient for the boobs.