Pacifiers or not

June 282012

This is a big question in every new moms’ life. Are they good or bad? Does a baby really need it?
It’s really hard to decide whether our baby needs it or not. Many people – doctors and nurses say – that pacifiers can cause nipple confusion while other says that this is ridiculous.

I’ve just read an interesting article about this topic on babble.com: Are pacifiers evil or not?

“Could we have a pacifier?” I asked the baby nurse. It was our second night in the hospital, and I was ready for some sleep — which meant I was ready to stop being a pacifier myself. “We don’t give out pacifiers, because we support breastfeeding. Pacifiers can create nipple confusion,” she recited. She slipped her book – Party Lines for the Newborn Unit – back into the pocket of her scrubs. “But the baby and I have already established breastfeeding,” I said. “And my other two babies used pacifiers in the hospital, and it didn’t create nipple confusion, so I don’t think it’s an issue for us.”

If you’re interested in the history of the pacifier and you want to know more about the drawbacks and benefits, you can check it out here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifier

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