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    Default When did you give your baby a pacifier?

    Okay, so my bub's almost 6 weeks old and has trouble sleeping unless she (like most) is feed until she's asleep or rocked/walked... I have no trouble getting her to sleep, it's the getting her to stay asleep which is the problem!

    So I'd like to give her a dummy...
    when did you introduce the pacifier to your baby, and if you didn't, what were your reasons for not?

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    Hi there !! My DS was at about 3 weeks old and my DD was from the very day she was born .


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    Did your bubs have any trouble bf after it was introduced? I'm a bit worried that her feeding schedule will go out of whack (sucking on the dummy instead of on the breast ect).

    At what times (during the day/night) did you give it to them?

    Sorry bout all of the questions! It's been awhile for me (12yr gap since my last bub) so I'm a little out of touch!

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    Oh I'm so sorry I didn't see this was in the breast feeding section I didn't breast feed . Im so sorry !!!

    I've seen plenty of mums state on here their bubs had dummy's and they still breasted so I hope you get some good advice .

    Sorry again. xxoo


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    haha- I've been caught out a few times like that on my phone! lol!

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    I gave one to DD at 6 weeks. I think that was what they recommended at the time. It helped us alot and I did wish I'd done it much sooner. DD did feed less because previously she would feed for hunger and comfort and after introducing a dummy she would mainly feed for hunger which gave me a huge break!

    The reason I say I wish I'd done it sooner is because she had so much trouble feeding when she was born because she was such a drowsy baby (due to epi) and later I heard that a dummy can help them develop that sucking reflex. Probably would've saved us weeks of stress.

    I never heard anyone but midwives say that baby's can get 'nipple' confusion and to this day I believe the reason that tell you that bull is because NB comfort feeding stimulates your milk supply which is nessessery especially for first time mums.

    If you have good supply and dont have anything against dummy's I don't see the problem with giving one. Some people just don't like them.

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    My DD's had dummies straight away as advised by the SCN nurses to encourage the sucking reflex because they were prem. No nipple confusion or attachment issues at all

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    Was given one by the lovely new mother in the bed next to mine at the hospital do my boobs could have a break from my little sucking monster.

    DS then used it for about a month and refused it for a couple of months after that and then gave it to to him again at 4 months and uses it for sleep ever since.


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    and ds has never had nipple/bottle/dummy confusion! (phew!)


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    I tried with both my kids but neither took it after about 8 weeks. They literally spat the dummy lol. its good you are waiting till 6 weeks I believe, as its best to let babies comfort suck a lot to begin with to establish milk supply

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