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What are some good baby products for introducing a pacifier to a breastfed baby?

Hello everyone,

I am a new mom and I am currently breastfeeding my newborn baby. I have read that introducing a pacifier can help soothe babies and even reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). However, I am worried that introducing a pacifier might interfere with breastfeeding, since my baby might confuse the pacifier with the nipple.

Could anyone recommend some good baby products that can help me introduce a pacifier to my breastfed baby without causing any issues with breastfeeding? I would appreciate any tips or advice on this matter. Thank you in advance!

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myrtice21

Hello everyone,

I have had a positive experience with the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature pacifiers with my breastfed daughter. This pacifier has a nipple-like design that encourages a natural sucking action and allows the baby to latch on easily. It also comes with a shield that is soft and flexible to ensure a comfortable fit for your baby.

One thing that I have noticed is that some babies are pickier than others when it comes to pacifiers. So, if one type of pacifier doesn't work for your baby, don't be discouraged and keep trying different varieties until you find the one that your baby likes.

Another great tip when introducing a pacifier is to wait until your baby is well established with breastfeeding, usually around 3-4 weeks old. Trying to introduce a pacifier too early can lead to nipple confusion and interfere with breastfeeding.

I hope this helps and good luck with your pacifier journey!

sandrine.spinka

Hello fellow moms and dads,

I had a great experience with the Natursutten pacifier for my breastfed baby. These pacifiers are made from natural rubber that is soft and flexible, and they are BPA-free, phthalate-free, and PVC-free.

The design of the Natursutten pacifier mimics the feel of a mother's breast, allowing for a more natural transition from breast to pacifier. I also found that the rubber material is more durable than other pacifiers that I have used in the past.

One thing that I would like to emphasize is that it's essential to keep the pacifiers clean. I recommend sterilizing them before and after each use to prevent any contamination that may cause infections. I also found it helpful to have a pacifier clip that could be attached to my baby's clothes, reducing the chances of losing it or dropping it on the floor.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Natursutten pacifier for any breastfed baby who is having trouble with other pacifiers. It's a great product that is durable, eco-friendly, and most importantly, it helps ease that natural suction instinct in babies.

arlene92

Hi everyone,

I had the same concern as a new mom when trying to introduce a pacifier to my breastfed newborn. I found that the Medela Calma Breastfeeding Nipple was an excellent choice. What I liked about it was that it is specifically designed to enable infants to maintain their natural sucking behavior rather than changing it from breast to pacifier.

The Medela Calma nipple has a unique design that requires a baby to work for milk, similar to how breastfeeding works. The baby has to suck and create a vacuum to get milk, which makes it easier for the baby to transition from breastfeeding to a pacifier.

Another advantage of using the Medela Calma nipple is that it comes with a one-size-fits-all design, which means it can last through an extended period before requiring change.

In addition to having a pacifier clip to keep the pacifiers secure, I found that introducing a pacifier when the baby is asleep or just relaxed can help too. That way, it can enter their mouth without any resistance and help soothe them to sleep.

I hope this helps, and good luck with introducing a pacifier to your breastfed baby!

abigail12

Hi all,

I had a similar issue when trying to introduce a pacifier to my exclusively breastfed son. After trying several options, we found the NUK pacifier to be the most effective for us. It has a natural shape that mimics the mother's nipple, which made my baby less likely to reject it.

The NUK pacifier also comes with a unique feature - the orthodontic nipple. This design helps promote healthy oral development by keeping the baby’s palate, jaw and tongue in a more natural position while sucking. Even though we started using it a little later than most babies do, it still worked perfectly fine for us.

I also found that certain pacifiers are more effective than others when it comes to preventing nipple confusion. In addition to the NUK pacifier, we tried the Philips Avent Soothie Pacifier, and it was okay. But the NUK was the clear winner for us.

I hope this helps you find a pacifier that works for you and your baby!

king.bette

Hi there,

I was in the same boat as you when I had my first child. Introducing a pacifier can be a daunting task but it's definitely worth it in the long run. I personally used Dr. Brown's PreVent Orthodontic pacifiers with my breastfed baby and it worked like a charm.

What I liked about them was that they were designed to reduce the suction that can disrupt nursing and does not interfere with the natural tongue and jaw movements required for breastfeeding. Additionally, they come in various sizes that are suitable for newborns and older babies, so you can continue using them as your baby grows.

Another product that I found to be helpful was the MAM Pacifier. They have a unique design that mimics the shape of a mother's nipple, making it easier for the baby to latch onto. They also come with a sterilizing case that can keep the pacifiers clean and ready to use on the go.

These are just some of the products that I have personally used and found helpful when it comes to introducing a pacifier to a breastfed baby. I hope it helps and good luck!

buckridge.annette

Hi there,

I have had a great experience with the Avent Ultra Air pacifier for my exclusively breastfed baby. These pacifiers have a lightweight, breathable design that allows air to circulate around the baby's mouth, making them less likely to develop rashes or skin irritation.

What I liked about Avent Ultra Air pacifiers was that they come in a symmetrical design that is perfect for a baby’s mouth. It also has a shield that is smooth and soft, which provides a comfortable fit for the baby's face.

I also found that waiting until the baby is well-established with breastfeeding before introducing a pacifier is essential. I also recommend taking a break from using pacifiers to breastfeed regularly. Breastfeeding is crucial for maintaining a regular milk supply.

It's also important to be patient if it takes a while for your baby to start using a pacifier. Some babies take to pacifiers quickly, while others may need more time. My advice is to keep trying different types of pacifiers until you find one that works.

I hope this helps, and good luck on your pacifier journey!

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