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My dd is VERY attached to her pacifier. Short of nursing to sleep, she must have her pacifier to go to sleep. And she often prefers it over nursing; she will nurse and then pull off and fuss until I give her her pacifier. She is 7 mo. (no teeth yet to worry about) and probably about half the time she will sleep with it in her mouth throughout her entire nap and sometimes partway through the night. Sometimes, if I catch her when she is good and sound asleep I will pull it out, but often she will wake back up or I will simply get busy doing other things and forget to pull it out. So, is this okay? She also likes to suck on it alot when she is awake. My older dd never really took to a pacifier, so I've never dealt with this. I don't wish to disturb her pacifier dependence if there is no reason to. I just want some reassurance that it is okay and if not, what are some of the potential risks.