Friday, February 16, 2007

When can my baby start using a pacifier?

Delena and I have been having this debate. In the hospital they told use to wait at least 1o days. But this article (When can my baby start using a pacifier?) brings up some great points as to when to use the pacifier. I can see how it can become a crutch for crying children.

To be honest this stems to our frustrations on breastfeeding. We are both fans of breastfeeding and supplementing when necessary. But it is tough to get your milk going. It seems the baby at times just wants to use Delena as a pacifier and not eat. But I think we need to be more aggressive in how we feed him.

Do you guys use a pacifier, when did you start giving it to them? When did you take it away?

1 comment:

The Maw Family said...

I am huge on binkie's. I love them, but so do my kids. I think I didn't give them one till about the first of the second week. Babies need to suck, they have the reflex for it. I don't think there's anything wrong with it. Hudson was easy to wean off it, of course Ruby still needs hers. I think they are great. Do what you need to, to make them and you happy.