Hi. I have a preemie who to date has refused pacifiers (tried Avent and Gerber so far). His sitter however, is a big paci advocate. My thinking had been if he doen't want it, why push it? Just one less habit we have to break later. But, she swears that he needs one and to that end offered to go buy him some. I said okay because maybe I just didn't have the right kind, and maybe he does need some more sucking time, particularly when I am not around, which is about 5 hours a day. She used NUK with her now teenagers, so that is what she bought for him. He will sometimes take it, mostly from her, not so much from me....which is fine really. I just wonder what opinions you all have about pacifiers in general and if there are some that any of you would recommend over others. I wonder if he would take Avents now. I figure they must be breastfeeder friendly and they are nicer to look at then those icky looking nuks- plus I like that they have caps to close them up instead of hanging on a leash the way my sitter had clipped onto him the other day when I went to pick him up. She was really trying to help, but it just seems like they will get dirty or germy just hanging like that touching everything. Maybe I am paranoid. Anyway, maybe he was just too young before to have any interest. As I said, he was a preemie born 6 weeks early and had to learn how to suck as we went along, which was in itself, a process. He is now almost 13 weeks old. What do you guys think? Sorry if I am rambling. I just want to do the right thing for my little baby. Well, I guess not so little anymore. He is up to 13 pounds! Thanks for listening!