Reaching out for your expertise again!
I'm trying to determine if my son is comfort nursing and would benefit from a pacifier...i've been reluctant to give him one.
He is 6 weeks old, EBF and I feel our nursing habits are fully established. He's a good nurser and takes the occasional bottle well.
Here are the signs I see of possible comfort nursing:
* After a full feeding he'll be chill for about 15-20min then its back to rooting and sucking on his hands and eventually crying
* He does NOT like to be put down, he'll start rooting and sucking hands but when I pick him up he stops crying and also stops rooting.
* Same behavior in the carseat (unless he's good and full)
* Only way to put him to sleep at night is nursing and most other times nursing is what puts him to sleep
So... is this a comfort nurser or just typical 6 week old behavior? I worry because he will be going to daycare in a few weeks and i know he wont be able to be held the whole time and i'd rather him have a pacifier than the provider just trying to keep a bottle in his mouth all day thinking thats what he needs..
is a pacifier really that bad? And once I give him one will I be able to tell when hes actually hungry?? I dont want anything to interfere with our nursing...