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|Also,and this is a huge shocker-I've been SO close to getting a pacifier,as he has a very strong urge to suck,but gets mad with the milk.He has almost found his thumb,and loves to suck on his burp cloths,hands,anyone's fingers-dad and siblings-his car seat strap,anything he can get his hands on!I need some calming techniques here!I always just nursed to solve anything, and he is not going for it!The trick is,I need calming techniques that will not endanger latch,or my supply or, most of all, his desire to nurse.|
Originally Posted by soapdiva
After about 4 weeks, when dealing with raw nipples and thrush and a reflux baby who wanted to suck, suck, suck, we used a pacifier. Frankly, it has been a lifesaver. I know they are evil around these parts and I used to feel that way, but no more. I can tell when ds just needs to suck and use it sparingly. It gives my sore nipples a breather and calms him immediately. It hasn't harmed our nursing relationship at all - he still nurses every 2 hours during the day. He won't take it anyway if he is hungry!