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is it better for my baby to suck his thumb or a pacifier?

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Dr. Michael Pappas
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: What's the difference? Babies just want to be "pacified" or feel peaceful. If they use a pacifier or their thumb/fingers, they are achieving the same thing...Peace. Is it more dangerous to use a thumb or pacifier? No. It's not up to us anyway...It's up to them. Why fight it? We all need peace.
Answered on Feb 29, 2016
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