View Poll Results: When did your child wean while using a dummy, or if your bfing how old are they?

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    1 4.55%
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    2 9.09%
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    1 4.55%
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    8 36.36%
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    I bf for about 3 years, she never had a dummy or a bottle.

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    Well DD was an extremely sick baby in hospital and her paed and nurses told me she NEEDED it for the pain as it would help soothe her. She was 15 days old when she first got a dummy.

    It did help her sleep and never interfered with BF'ing.

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    My DS is the opposite - bf-ing interfered with taking a dummy! He acts like im torturing him by attempting to put a dummy in his mouth. Boobie makes his eyes roll back in his head with delight. Ahh boys

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    Op I was shocked about the 4 week wean too wow!!
    Dd was given with our permission a dummy at 2 days old by the scn midwives. She was iv fed and bf when I could get there. Dd was always a huge sucker. I would bf sometimes every hour even approaching 1yrs. She self weaned at 14 months. With newbie ill probably still use a dummy but would use breast comfort suck first.

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    In my world the article rings true. No one I know used a dummy in the first few weeks and kept bfing past 4-6 wks

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    dd had reflux (so would comfort suck then spew all the milk up) and an underdeveloped suck reflex.
    the dummy helped her learn to suck, and with nipple sheilds i managed to get her on the boob. once she could 'play' with the dummy she refused it.
    still bf at 21 months, no sign of weaning anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elleseetee View Post
    My DS is the opposite - bf-ing interfered with taking a dummy! He acts like im torturing him by attempting to put a dummy in his mouth. Boobie makes his eyes roll back in his head with delight. Ahh boys
    my girl does the same. shes asleep on the boob now and id love to pop a dummy in and walk away!

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    We used a dummy and breasted until 12 months when DD self-weaned.

    I can't remember when we introduced it though - cant have been much beyond 4 weeks if it was that old at all.

    That being said DD and i had a very easy breastfeeding journey so if we had struggled I don't know if the dummy would have affected things.

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    This has me a little concerned.

    My toddler didn't take to a dummy at all - she is still feeding at 2.8 years old (Im tandem feeding) Never had attachment issues. she had major tummy issues (she has intolerances now) and being a new mum, I thought all her cries were from being hungry. So I fed and I fed and I fed her constantly every time she cried and coupled with my overactive let down - she was in agony for so long.
    she put on weight like a trooper and there was a kg between them at 1 week old...

    New babe had very unsettled tummy within a couple of weeks (much like her older sister) and I knew this time I just couldn't feed constantly for fear of having the same cycles.

    So I gave her my pinky to suck on. That was all well and good, but I couldn't keep my pinky in there forever as I have a very demanding toddler.

    So I gave her a dummy at 2 weeks (I think? I can't even remember). She took to it for going to sleep (I still few my toddler to sleep - she doesn't know any other way).

    I never intended to give her the dummy. She has it now and I am taking it out of her mouth just before she goes to sleep.

    What concerns me, and it's hard for me to admit is that she's got a funny way of attaching. It's not as good as my toddlers, but then she was a booby monster. I mean monster, and still is. Where as this one self regulates a lot better and comes off when she's full - where as the toddler will still suck away. She doesn't spend hours on the boob for comfort Like the toddler- she does that on the dummy..

    Long post, but the gist of it is I wonder If she has attachment issues because of the dummy and this article scares me even more. I'm sad I don't want my baby to wean early. I must stop the dummy

    If you can't tell already..I have the major guilts about this..
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannahly View Post
    what a truck load of bull.****

    this 'research' is so flawed and makes sweeping statements and generalizations without providing substantiated evidence or even research pools information.


 

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