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    DS prefers the ortho ones. He had a dummy at 2 weeks because he had such a high sucking need and I have almost weened him off at 9 months now (yay!)

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    My DS was given a dummy in special care at 3 days old. They use 'gumdrop' (made by hawaiian medical) dummies in special care. It all my son will take. You can get 4 for $15 on eBay. Just make sure they are authentic.

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    We were also given gumdrop dummies in.special care



    I should be doing something else...........

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    DD1 had a dummy from day 2-5 then point blank refused the one we bought. DH refused to buy her more as I had 2 serviceable ones attached to my boobs.

    DD2 used one in PICU for comfort as I wasn't allowed to nurse her that lasted 3 days.

    Ive learnt the art of offering the emptier boob as a dummy. Def helps with supply

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    Well I went to coles and then I saw the happy baby ones, I've seen them before but was hesitant to buy them cos they seem cheapies but they were the same shape as the coles ones and I thought I would give latex a go, and she likes them!! Took to it straight away. She was screaming her little head off and usually the only thing that will calm her down is boob, but then she gets too much milk and gets wind then vomits but she took the dummy instead and drifted off to sleep

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    Thanks to this thread I tried Katelyn on a dummy again and she's taking it again! So if bubby refuses it it may not be forever.

    I have the kmart cherry ones. I started her on avent ones but she didn't like them.

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    My 3m/o dd only takes it when she wants it. Stubborn little so and so!
    If anyone tries to force it on her she grimaces and spits it it with a frown. We use the Avent orthodontic ones when she does take it though. I basically have to sit it at her lips and either she will or she won't!

    ETA: she is quite a refluxy bub otherwise I wouldn't push it and just let her comfort suck on me when she does want it, but when I let her comfort suck she just gets windy and distressed and throws up on me
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    Default When did your baby take a dummy?

    My DD is 4weeks+2days old & has not had a dummy & will not take one so we are gonna leave it at that. Our DS took one couple hrs after he was born & didn't get rid of it until he was 2yrs

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    Default When did your baby take a dummy?

    My boy took the nuk dummies from birth. My girl is 13 weeks and flat out refuses any dummy I try to give her. Same with bottles. I've given up now

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    Genuine (and possibly stupid) dummy related questions -

    I am really suprised at how many newborns get dummies. I thought someone told me you weren't supposed to give them til 6 weeks of age due to messing up breastfeeding supply/demand etc?

    Also, why do people WANT their babies to take to dummies? Doesn't it just give them another "external" sleep prompter/crutch that will have to be weaned off later? Wouldn't it be easier if they just managed without? Surely if they don't know any differently then they can't really miss a dummy?

    I tried a dummy briefly when my DS was about 2-4 weeks and having a really unsettled night, but he wasn't interested and I didn't really push the issue.


 
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