i plan on using them. my first son, used one until he found his fingers. then it was his index finger &middle finger at the same time addiction lol. second son, used a binkie till the day he turned 3 lol.
i just feel bad, its like babies have withdrawls like they are quitting cigarettes! lol thats the only way i can compare it.... they go crazy and get anxiety and the binkie makes them just exhale in relief... to each their own. i have no problem with them. my kids never had teeth problems from them either
Our hospital lactation consultant thought a pacifier would be ok after nursing, since Grayson was bfing and latching on so well. It didn't work out. He wants to nurse all day long so the pacifier was supposed to give me a little break. But now it's like he's forgotten how to nurse. He tries to suck and work his tongue, and doesn't work his jaw enough to get milk out right. This has been our hardest day/night because he's so hungry and tired and frustrated, and my boobs hurt all the way back to my armpits from the built up milk. So pacifiers may work for some babies but it's been a disaster for us.
Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012
Jacob used gumdrop pacifiers and did great and at 12 months was done no problems....amanda is still to young for it i think...but nuk pacifiers work for her and no bfing problems.....
I gave in and offered the pacifier again. This time it went a little better. I'm trying to find a way to get Grayson not to be nursing literally 24/7. He's gained a pound in a week and my back is killing me from poor posture while we nurse! I'm letting him cry for an hour in between feeings when I know he's tired. I rock him and bounce him and carry him in a carrier, I don't just put him down and ignore him, but I think the crying helps him get some energy out so he can sleep. Then I nurse him, and if he's still fussy I offer the pacifier. So far I've done it 3 times and he's fallen asleep well each time for a few hours. On a side note - he loves my Moby wrap! (Mine's homemade, but it's Moby style, anyway.) It distributes his weight well and my back feels so much better when I carry him in it.
the breast buddy or breast friend pillow helps posture! because it strps to you very secure...so you can sit up and your arms wont go numb and the angle keeps baby against your boobs. LOVE IT!