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  1. #1
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    Default Pacifier

    I am feeling like a human pacifier. I was thinking of going to get W a pacifier today. I am wondering if there might be a better brand out there. Or thoughts on how to get him to stop using me as a pacifier.

    I had not wanted to give W a paci but I am at my witts end.
    I am Klisti, I married my best friend Kris two years ago.

    The love of my life, Wyatt 8-28-11 AKA the little dude

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    I really felt that way with my DD. I hope he takes it for you. I think it's more of a trial and error thing Maybe pick up a few different ones?
    Proud mom of 2:
    DD 5/2008 nursed for 3 years and 3 months.
    DS born 8/2011 nursing like a champ

    Sorry for the short responses...always, always, always NAK or holding a baby

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    If your nursing relationship is well established, I don't see any problems with trying to introduce a pacifier. Just to warn you--not all babies will take pacifiers.
    I am Erin--happily married to the nerd of my dreams for 15 years
    High School Science Teacher
    Mother to: Thing 1 9/23/01, bf 15 mo, diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma 1/29/02, officially cancer free for ten years in August 2012
    Thing 2 6/6/05, bf 12 mo, obsessed with dynamite
    Glowworm 2/18/11, bf 15 months and counting

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    My daughter was a HUGE comfort nurser. We tried introducing a paci around 6 weeks. She never took it at home but would occasionally at daycare. We introduced a "soothie" paci for my son a bit earlier and he'll take it occasionally.

    I would recommend trying a bunch of different options before giving up entirely.

    I understand your frustration! Good luck!
    Mom to Nora 1/9/10 and Ian 8/1/11.
    Happily . Not looking forward to again when I return to work!
    Never thought I'd be nursing a toddler and a newborn!

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    Another thought: My current LO liked to be held like he was nursing (cradle hold) when he was using his pacifier. (Soothers, then Nuk, with the silicone nipple) This was after I had nursed him and he was just comfort sucking.
    I am Erin--happily married to the nerd of my dreams for 15 years
    High School Science Teacher
    Mother to: Thing 1 9/23/01, bf 15 mo, diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma 1/29/02, officially cancer free for ten years in August 2012
    Thing 2 6/6/05, bf 12 mo, obsessed with dynamite
    Glowworm 2/18/11, bf 15 months and counting

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    We had been warned that if we used a pacifier it would interfere with nursing, but that wasn't the case at all for us. We initially requested that he not be given a pacifier in the hospital, but when there were some unforeseen complications and he was unable to nurse/be held for several days, the nurses gave him one anyway, and I was glad they did. I can't remember the brand they gave him; it was a peachy silicone one, and he loved it.

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    My daughter only took an Avent pacifier. I say shop around and get a few.

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    Try several brands, be prepared for your baby not to like any of them (my kids didn't), and try wearing your baby in a sling. Sometimes what the baby wants is not so much to suck as to be close to mama.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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    Default Re: Pacifier

    lol i have a box FULL of different pacifiers... my DD only liked the MAM paci's

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    My daughter did the same and she rejected every single paci I tried!
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    Ava 9.24.08 self weaned at 2.5
    August 8.19.11 still nursing, trying to wean gently
    Abram 9.12.13

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