How to get a breastfed baby to take a pacifier

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How to get a breastfed baby to take a pacifier

It’s important to let your personal perspective determine whether or not you provide your infant with a pacifier, since each side comes with pros and cons.

You may have found that your child either loves or hates pacifiers. If your baby is not taking a pacifier, try offering it at the end of the feeding. If that does not work, you may need to use reverse psychology, which may help encourage your child to accept one.

Pediatricians (according to AAP) suggest pacifiers for newborns under a year old, but they should not be used before one month when the infant begins to feed typically.

When To Give Your Baby a Pacifier

After doing a lot of research we notice there are several types of pacifiers (some attached to stuffed animals, some designed to be used while nursing, etc.) However, reverse psychology is the best strategy to get your baby to keep his pacifier in his mouth.

Once your baby has gotten the hang of breastfeeding and you have settled into a nursing routine, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends introducing pacifiers around 3-4 weeks (or 1 month).

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