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If exclusively breast fed, is it ok for a baby to be given a pacifier in the night?
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Although there are breastfeeding advocates that would disagree, pacifiers do not confuse a breastfeeding baby.
You do not want to substitute the pacifier for nursing, but its use is fine between feeds, and especially at night.

In brief: Yes
Although there are breastfeeding advocates that would disagree, pacifiers do not confuse a breastfeeding baby.
You do not want to substitute the pacifier for nursing, but its use is fine between feeds, and especially at night.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes...but
The kid who develops a need for the pacifier to fall asleep will eventually loose it in the night & cry until you come back in and re-insert it.
If you want to get up to do this every hour or two all night go ahead. Sometimes it is best for them to learn to settle without any crutch. If they are older & can reach around & find it for themselves there is no problem.

In brief: Yes...but
The kid who develops a need for the pacifier to fall asleep will eventually loose it in the night & cry until you come back in and re-insert it.
If you want to get up to do this every hour or two all night go ahead. Sometimes it is best for them to learn to settle without any crutch. If they are older & can reach around & find it for themselves there is no problem.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Roshni Patel
Family Medicine
In brief: Paci and breastfeed
Yes no problem that I have ever seen for breasted babies and pacifiers.

In brief: Paci and breastfeed
Yes no problem that I have ever seen for breasted babies and pacifiers.
Dr. Roshni Patel
Dr. Roshni Patel
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