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Thread: Introducing a paci for airplane flight?

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    Default Introducing a paci for airplane flight?

    We're heading on vacation next week and will have 4 flights total. My daughter is 4 months old and an extremely distractible nurser...plus, not a big comfort nurser right now. She's never had a pacifier (or bottle, for that matter), but I was considering offering her one during the flight, if necessary (and if she won't nurse). I'm thinking mostly about ascent and descent and ear discomfort. I know sucking helps, but if she's too distracted or isn't hungry, she won't nurse. Do you think it's pretty safe to offer a paci at 4 months? I don't want anything messing up her latch/nursing. I wouldn't offer it any other time except to help her on the plane...

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Introducing a paci for airplane flight?

    I don't think it would cause a problem, but it might be really likely that she won't take it at all if she hasn't had a bottle or pacifier in her first 4 months. If she won't take it, at least you will have only spent a few bucks.
    Beth

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    Default Re: Introducing a paci for airplane flight?

    WSS. Can't hurt to try, but don't expect a surefire success.
    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: Introducing a paci for airplane flight?

    Thanks! I'll pick one up and have it in case she's interested. Who knows - maybe she'll be fine and won't need to suck on the plane.

    Is there a brand/style of paci that's best for breastfed babies? The orthodontic ones aren't good, right, since their shape is so different from a nipple?

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