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When can I start giving my baby a pacifier?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Its up to you & babe

Over three decades I have seen consultants pro/con write about pacifiers.
We are told babies are to confused if started early, but most will still breast feed well & they will never tell us why if they don't. I find babies put down to sleep with a pacifier will wake in the night and cry until someone puts it back in, not a good scene at 3am. Best use is when alert as a self soothing tool.

In brief: Its up to you & babe

Over three decades I have seen consultants pro/con write about pacifiers.
We are told babies are to confused if started early, but most will still breast feed well & they will never tell us why if they don't. I find babies put down to sleep with a pacifier will wake in the night and cry until someone puts it back in, not a good scene at 3am. Best use is when alert as a self soothing tool.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: 1 month

You can start a pacifier once breastfeeding is established and going well.
The american academy of pediatrics recommends starting no earlier than 1 month of age and using pacifier only for sleep and naps.

In brief: 1 month

You can start a pacifier once breastfeeding is established and going well.
The american academy of pediatrics recommends starting no earlier than 1 month of age and using pacifier only for sleep and naps.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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