i am curious why pacifiers will effect BF as a birth control...i understand the use of bottles, because it interrupts you feeding your baby frequently, but how is a pacifier different from your baby sucking on hands or fingers. my son used a pacifier maybe 6 times, less then 2o minutes a time, when he was around 2 mo. because he was wanted to keep sucking but not on my breast. he didn't really dig it, so he has been using his hands and fingers ever since. he sucks the hell out of those fingers...i am not using BF as my birth control, but i am curious. thanks!