When Should You Introduce A Pacifier To Your Baby?

When Should You Introduce A Pacifier To Your Baby?

When Should You Introduce A Pacifier To Your Baby?

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Pacifiers are like mommy magic. Most often, they comfort your baby and even stop the tears! And while you may be eager to start accessing this magical power, it's important to know exactly when you should introduce a pacifier to your baby. 

This quick and simple guide will help you know when to give your baby a pacifier and some important things to keep in mind when you begin this new process.

When Should You Introduce A Pacifier To Your Baby?

You'll know when it's time to introduce a pacifier when your baby has gotten the hang of breastfeeding. 

Typically, babies are comfortable with breastfeeding and ready to use a pacifier by 3 or 4 weeks old. However, keep in mind that all babies are different and it's ultimately best to decide for you and your baby when the time is right.

What On Earth Is Nipple Confusion?

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It's crucial that your baby is used to breastfeeding before using a pacifier. This is because the sucking mechanism for breastfeeding is different from that used for sucking on a pacifier.

Some babies find it easier to suck on the pacifier, which makes it more challenging for them to latch on during breastfeeding. Or, some newborns will use their energy to suck on the pacifier and then fall asleep or be less interested when breastfeeding time comes.

This is all the more reason to make sure your baby is consistent and comfortable breastfeeding before introducing the pacifier. 

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