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    Default Best dummy for BF newborn?

    I'm new to the world of dummies/pacifiers. Didn't feel the need to use them with our first, but this bub can't handle the extra milk she gets when she comfort feeds. I've bought a couple philips avent classic soothers but thought to ask you wise bubhubbers for your opinion before I open up the package. Normally I'd spend hours researching different products online, but, funnily enough, with a toddler and a newborn I just don't have that kind of time anymore!

    Bub is 4 weeks (has just spewed on me again) is fully breastfed and I only want to use the pacifier at night between feeds.

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    We use Happy Baby cherry shaped dummies. These were recommended by my lactation consultant.

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    We used the avent soothie it encourages their lips to flay and tongue to scoop. It looks like this.

    Eta: because it's all silicon it's great for teething as well! He chews on the sides when he's chatting himself to sleep sometimes and they can also stick their thumb into the hole of the nipple making it easy to grab and place in their mouth when they start doing it themselves.

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    My DS would only take the cherry shaped dummies. Specifically the tommee tippee brand. We tried the orthodontic ones and he would spit them out

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    We have used the happy baby cherry shaped ones since day 3. Only for sleep, DD loves them. She is a real comfort sucker & like your LO couldn't handle all the milk. They are the ones we used to regularly sell out of in the pharmacy so I assumed they were popular. All the breast feeders in my mothers group use them too!

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    Another for happy baby cherry. Actually right at the start DD seemed to struggle to keep the happy baby cherry ones in her mouth, so I think we used Avent orthodontic for a month or so, then switched. She still uses them, only for her day naps now. DD was the same when she was a newborn, also couldn't cope with the extra milk when wanting to comfort suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    We used the avent soothie it encourages their lips to flay and tongue to scoop. It looks like this.

    Eta: because it's all silicon it's great for teething as well! He chews on the sides when he's chatting himself to sleep sometimes and they can also stick their thumb into the hole of the nipple making it easy to grab and place in their mouth when they start doing it themselves.

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    We have this one as well as this is the one they used for our little man in the special care nursery at the hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwimum890 View Post
    We have this one as well as this is the one they used for our little man in the special care nursery at the hospital.
    How good are they!

    OP, not sure how easy they are to find in OZ, kiwi would know better than me as I'm currently in London. They're only on amazon uk over here and pretty expensive (£10!) so I've ordered them from both the US amazon and the US toys r us (babies r us) as they're only a few US dollars and both ship internationally. He completely refused the ortho dummies and was ok with the cherry but I had to keep putting it back in. He loves these and took to them straight away!

    A side note...the 3+ month ones are slightly firmer than the 0-3months and he doesn't really like them so I'm still using the 0-3. Same size just firmer.

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    My two only ever like the nuk orthodontic shaped ones, wouldn't have anything cherry shaped.

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll look into the cherry shaped ones, see if I can get one locally. *SO* good to hear that it's helped other bubs with similar problems.


 

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