I think I need your help getting over this mental block I have about pacifiers. It's not that I think they are bad at all, it's just that I thought we wouldn't need to use one. Now that I'm considering it, I need your thoughts and opinions.
DD is 3m 2w and we ebf which has been going great. I have to go back to work in 2 weeks so we hired a nanny who has started this week. Normally DD nurses for comfort, so it's been really hard this last week transitioning with the nanny. For example I don't know how long to let her try to comfort DD before "giving in" and nursing her. The nanny is great at trying lots of things, change diaper, distract with toys etc, but there are just some times when the only thing DD wants is to nurse. So I'm wondering if we introduce a pacifier it might help DD learn to calm down without me.
I really love comfort nursing, so using a pacifier would be only for when she is not with me, like if she is with the nanny or even DH. (I ran to the store for 20 min the other day right after nursing and came back to a screaming baby DH could not calm )
Any thoughts, suggestions? Is this something you think might help? I don't want to have to use a pacifier, but if it will help DD I'm game. Also, I don't even know where to start when buying one. Are there different kinds? Anything I should look for?