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Mother of 3, welcomed a new baby girl July 2011
M baby is almost 7 weeks old. She is exclusively breastfed. I have overactive letdown, and she doesn't like to comfort nurse for long because she doesn't want the milk. So early on we started letting her suck on our pinky fingers when she wanted to suck for comfort.
At 3 weeks, we introduced a pacifier, but she didn't like it. Only occasionally would she suck on it. Over the past 4 weeks, we've tried 3 brands of pacifiers. Avent, Soothie, and Nuk. She doesn't like any of them, the Avent is the one she will sometimes use. Normally I'd be happy about her pacifier refusal, as I have no specific pacifier agenda. BUT, she wants to suck on my pinky finger constantly. It's driving me nuts. She spends hours each day sucking on my finger and it's becoming more important to her as the days go by.
What can I do? When I try to nurse her and she screams, I'll then offer the paci. She screams. I know what will calm her is my finger, so that's what I do. But I don't think I can continue much longer.
DD won't take a paci either. We have tried every brand out there! The only reason I wanted her to take one is she hates the car and I thought it might keep her happy in the car if she has something to suck on. If I try to give her a paci she usually gags and screams. Other times she just keeps pushing it out with her tongue. It's so foreign to me cause ds loved the paci. We had the hardest time getting him to give it up (which he didnt do till he was 3!)
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