null... I'm Out 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 232 posts
5th Jul '12


......................... Santa Fe, New Mexico 46828 posts
5th Jul '12

Breast feeding also helps to reduce SIDS and its more important to establish a healthy breast feeding routine. Pacifiers can interfere with that.

ETA: But I was told I could give them after the first 6 weeks.

Tate's Mom Due May 4 (girl); 1 child; Georgia 819 posts
5th Jul '12

I gave my dd a paci day 1 and she has no problems bf at 2 months.

Bug'sMama 1 child; Joliet, Illinois 264 posts
5th Jul '12
Quoting ♥DiscoLemonade:" I've been told that to establish good breastfeeding habits, that I should wait until the baby is at least ... [snip!] ... the sucking motion moving the palate forward or something- So should I wait to let her have one, or give it to her right away?"

if youre breastfeeding do not give baby a paci till 4 weeks. it can cause nipple confusion and will be a pain in your ass to get them to keep breastfeeding.
let baby use you as a paci, it will help keep your supply up.

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
5th Jul '12

There are a lot of other things that can reduce the risk of SIDS. I don't know why you have to give your baby one at all. So many people just stick those things in their kids mouths and they are not necessary at all.

i ♥ nora 1 child; New Jersey 1622 posts
5th Jul '12

I didnt know about nipple confusion, and unfortunately, because I gave DD her paci, she never latched.
Are you co-sleeping?
I got terrified that she was starving and after 5 minutes of fighting her to latch, I popped a bottle into her mouth not even thinking it would be difficult to get her to latch after that.
So paci, bottle, then my nipple. She wasnt having it.

MrsK09 Due January 14; 50 kids; Kentucky 1866 posts
5th Jul '12

I breastfed my last and gave him a pacifier.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27009 posts
5th Jul '12

I wouldn't give a pacifier at all. Babies don't need one.

Walking in Memphis 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Macon, Georgia 5961 posts
5th Jul '12

Both of mine have had them since day one and both are/ were excellent nursers.

Atticus & Rhys's Mommy 2 kids; Westfield, Massachusetts 7409 posts
5th Jul '12

I didn't breastfeed......but there are tons of other things you can do to reduce SIDS. I have major OCD about that, they say Co-sleeping does. I've done it with both boys, a Pacifier, white noise, a fan something keeping the air moving throughout the room, lay them on their back.

There's a bunch of things you can do. They also have a mat that you can lay your child to sleep on and as soon as it doesn't feel any breathing motion, it sounds an alarm to let you know like a fire alarm.

Nancy Nickell 2 kids; Alabama 33 posts
6th Jul '12

My daughter was given a pacifier at birth due to her being born early and not having the sucking reflex.

3 kids; nowhere, ca, United States 46959 posts
6th Jul '12

i heard nipple confusion is just a myth anyway.. All of my babies took a paci in the hospital after they were born

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
7th Jul '12

I keep reading how nipple confusion is a myth.
there was a study that showed hospitals that banned paci's had a huge drop in breastfeeding. So most are going to start offering them again. I wish I had the links. babies are not stupid. one gives them food, the other doesn't. bottle's I can see the problem, they are easy. But a paci? I think it's crap. We forgot and didn't try a paci with our daughter until she was 3 or weeks. we tried 9 different kinds. she HATED them. I was her paci. she was on my b**bs all day/night every day /night lol she even learned to suck and not get milk just to use me as a paci al night.
this new baby I am bring 3 paci's to the hospital and they can kiss my booty!

Sunset dream (boy); 1 child; Florida 1292 posts
7th Jul '12

My pedi told me she doesn't really believe in nipple confusion so I gave my LO a paci a few days after he was born. 14 months later and still BF like a pro. My nipples hurt so bad and he was trying to use me as a paci so I introduced one.