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post #21 of 24
Hello mama's. I've been wanting to check this list for days but boughts of crying baby has prevented that. I just got DS to sleep, pacifer in mouth, until I laid him down then out it came (his choice). Before my life with baby I was against the pacifier idea but two days ago that changed. We also have the thrashing/pulling/screaming thing going on (what's that all about?) and gas. A few days ago I decided that maybe my breastmilk (or the thrasing...screaming) was possibly causing the gas and the sucking was really a comfort measure so lets try the pacifier. It really helped to calm him down and get him to sleep. We haven't used it every time but it does work when nothing else does. It's heartening to read that I'm not the only one dealing with the thrashing/pulling/screaming issue and wondering if I'm a bad mama for substituting me with plastic. I am a little concerned about nipple confusion though but we'll see.
taken it day by day.....katie
post #22 of 24
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Hello mama's. I've been wanting to check this list for days but boughts of crying baby has prevented that. I just got DS to sleep, pacifer in mouth, until I laid him down then out it came (his choice). Before my life with baby I was against the pacifier idea but two days ago that changed. We also have the thrashing/pulling/screaming thing going on (what's that all about?) and gas. A few days ago I decided that maybe my breastmilk (or the thrasing...screaming) was possibly causing the gas and the sucking was really a comfort measure so lets try the pacifier. It really helped to calm him down and get him to sleep. We haven't used it every time but it does work when nothing else does. It's heartening to read that I'm not the only one dealing with the thrashing/pulling/screaming issue and wondering if I'm a bad mama for substituting me with plastic. I am a little concerned about nipple confusion though but we'll see.
taken it day by day.....katie
Well i posted about how he was doing the thrashing thing....sometimes the pacifier did help. but i went to the doctor with him a few days ago and found out that he has heartburn and reflux. they put him on zantac and he hasn't done it since. i doubt everyone's babies have heartburn but it might be something to look into. i didn't think he had reflux because he wasn't spitting up, but i did notice that i could hear him swallow sometimes when he wasn't eating. like he would be totally asleep and all of a sudden swallow really hard and sort of cough. it turns out his food is coming back up back he is swallowing it back down most of the time instead of spitting it out. well just wanted to share that.
post #23 of 24
I am another mom with over-suppy and a baby with reflux so we use the pacifier a bit. Only after nursing and he really only takes it for a matter of 5 min or so to go to sleep. Dd never took one and always nursed to sleep but he gets pukey even on reflux med and just pops off the boob after 5-8min. He probably uses is 3-4 times in 24 hrs and he is gaining great. My supply is fine (I watch it closely). He nurses on demand and I can pump 4oz every morning and dd still gets an occasional "sip".

Not that I trust the drs, but my ped is good and she said she just would want to see us stopping by 6m to prevent the pacifier interfering with verbilizations and becoming a "habit". We'll see how it goes. I'm sure nursies will be his "habit" by then
post #24 of 24
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I bought some of the ones listed in this thread and he seems to like the gumdrop ones the best...I use them about like the last post uses them, he doesn't want one all day. I'm not worried about him getting addicted! haha
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