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    What are your thoughts on using pacifiers with breastfeeding newborns?
    Gumdrop dummies in particular.

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    I know nothing about gumdrops but I know it's not recommended to use dummies before 6 weeks as it can interfere with establishing supply. In saying that some babies just need it as they are super sucky.

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    I used one in hosp for my 2nd bub. Don't know of the brand u mentioned , it was a small new born cherry shaped one (cheapie) The nurses were fuming with me when they saw it and warned me about interfering with breast attatchment.
    I breast fed my baby for 6 exclusive months with no issues at all. My baby was a sucker, I knew that from the moment he was born. It was either a dummy or me 24/7! And I needed my rest too.
    do what you feel is right for both of you Hun. Dummies can be your saviour in those early weeks.

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    Not sure what a gumdrop pacifier is but I have used cherry shaped dummies from in hosp with both my babies and have never had a problem with supply or nipple confusion. Both babies have been very sucky and would been on 24/7. At the end of the day do what works for you.

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    I preferred to let the kids latch on instead of using a dummy. I was worried that I could interfere with supply otherwise. I was less concerned about nipple confusion, and more worried that my breasts wouldn't be making milk at the baby's demand.

    Here is some good info on this topic:

    http://kellymom.com/ages/newborn/new...erns/pacifier/

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    Used dummies from about week 2 with both of mine. Def no issues with supply or attachment as both were over 90th percentile for weight. Saved my nipples from felling like they were falling off from overuse. Had never heard about the 6 week rule till just now.

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    I've used dummies from the first week, I've had no issues breast feeding. Not sure what a gumdrop is, I used the Avent ones.

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    Not so much a rule as a recommendation, they say the same for bottles. No way could I have kept my supply if I started using a dummy before 12 weeks - but my supply is shocking. Wish it was a bit better.

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    I used gumdrops dummies...dd was given one at birth to help with sucking when she was in nicu... She's breastfed like a champion even though she had the dummy from birth pretty much. She loves dummies. Never had an issue. Though I should say that she was on bottles from 6 weeks due to her heart condition.

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    I have used the Avent newborn ones from week 1. No issues with supply here, still exclusively breastfeeds at 11 weeks now.

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