Yeah so Hannah is only 2 weeks old and I gave her a pacifier for the first time today. She was crying and I gave it to her and she stopped. i know that she wasn't hungry because she had eaten not even 10 minutes before.
Keira was given one at 29 weeks gestation in the NICU and she latched on and fed well from our very first breastfeeding attempt (at 33 weeks). I don't think it will be a problem for you! lol
I was actually very against pacifiers before she was born but quickly saw the benefit while she was in the NICU (which goes beyond the benefit to full term babies) but there is a huge benefit to full term babies too in that it can help prevent SIDS. I just think you need to use it responsibly instead of just sticking it in babies mouth at every cry.
I tried to give Scarlett one at 2 weeks old to help her be less upset when I HAD to put her down. But she refused it. To be honest though, even if LO had only fed 10 mins ago and then cried I would still offer boob rather than dummy...
My baby is only one week old and is doing amazing at BF and I gave her a pacifier at 4 days old and she loves it. She will spit it out if she is hungry and is gaining weight beautifully. All the pediatricians I have spoken with recommend the pacifier if your baby has a good latch.
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