Pacifiers: Good or Bad?

We now recommend that pacifiers not be introduced in a breastfeeding baby until four to six weeks of age because you want to establish a good latch with the breast.

That being said, I have plenty of patients who feed off the breast very, very well and take a pacifier at night or for for naps, and they do fine with it.

Bottle fed babies it's easier to introduce a pacifier because they're already sucking from,you know, a silicone or some kind of a nipple, artificial nipple not a mom's nipple.

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Pacifiers are best used at night time when a baby needs to console themselves to go to sleep, and it's difficult to put the baby down.

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