My CAFHS nurse (Sth Australia) suggested I give my DS (of 4 weeks old) on a dummy to settle him because sometimes- only sometimes, in the evening more so, I'm finding he comfort sucks on my breast.
I'm not sure how I feel about giving DS a dummy. Mothers who have given their baby a dummy, what are your experiences? Is it possible to give DS a dummy only when 'he needs it' at night? or is the baby going to look for the dummy during the day?... I'm hesitant on giving him a dummy because I don't want him to rely on the dummy and to have it in his mouth all the time.... is that possible??
advice on using a dummy??