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My 2 month old doesn't use a pacifier, is she missing out on suckling?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: No, usually not
A young baby who is calm and content should be getting enough oral experiences just by feeding every 3 hours or so.
If he or she is fussy, then a pacifier can help. If the baby is not fussy between feedings, then a pacifier is usually not needed. Every baby has different temperament at birth, experiences his interactions with the world differently, and soothes differently.

In brief: No, usually not
A young baby who is calm and content should be getting enough oral experiences just by feeding every 3 hours or so.
If he or she is fussy, then a pacifier can help. If the baby is not fussy between feedings, then a pacifier is usually not needed. Every baby has different temperament at birth, experiences his interactions with the world differently, and soothes differently.
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