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New born babies to sooth used pacifier

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
NO: Do not give a used pacifier to a newborn. It carries a risk of introducing bacteria and fungal elements to an immature immune system. Most hospitals will give you a bew pacifier if you must have one. Or you could let your baby nurse to soothe.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe: Some caution that a pacifier will ruin your baby's chance to breastfeed, which I consider silly. I consider this a cop out by breast feeding coaches who find some kids won't BF. The kid will suck on whatever comes near their lips and self soothe naturally. Better to have a pacifier you can toss later than fingers or a thumb they suck until school age.Be pragmatic, if it works for you use it.

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Charlotte, NC
A 33-year-old male asked:

New Born babies with pacifier

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Pacifiers: Yes please! Pacifiers are wonderful in my opinion. They satisfy babies need to suck, they sooth baby, they help mom and dad. They don't hurt teeth. Best of all there are studies which show a decreased incidence of sudden infant death with their use. This doctor and grandpa endorses them!
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
the protective effect vis a vis SIDS is very exciting
Oct 7, 2014

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