Sydney has always loved to suck, but she does not like to comfort nurse (probably because I have an overactive letdown.) We usually use our pinky finger if she needs it, but she seems to need it a lot more these days. She's been trying to get her hands/thumb into her mouth, but can't seem to figure it out, and she gets really frustrated and sometimes wakes herself up trying to suck her hands. BF was really adamant she not have a paci, and I don't like them much either, so we've held out til now (she's 8 weeks tomorrow.) My first daughter had one for about 10 months, but weaned herself from it, and my son never had one at all.
I bought one today, partly because BF was starting to cave on her not having one, and because she's been super cranky the past couple days, and the only thing that seemed to calm her down was sucking my finger (nursing wasn't cutting it.) Also, tomorrow we're driving down to my parents' for the first time since she was born, about 1 1/2 hours away, and I don't think I can handle it if she cries the whole time.
So I gave it to her tonight for the first time, and she is happily snoozing/sucking away. I feel like ripping it out of her mouth, I feel terrible! I clearly have issues! I know it doesn't make me a bad mom, but for some reason I have massive guilt over this!