My 11 week old was born to suck. Since day 1 he has wanted to suck constantly and nurse constantly. I didn't try a pacifier until he was around 5 weeks because I wanted to make sure he had his latching down, and he doesn't want to take them. If anything, he gnaws on them, no sucking. I don't want to deny him my breast, so that's not a problem. But I know there are mixed thoughts on using the breast as a pacifier. He's gaining weight healthily, but is at the bottom end of weight percentiles, so I'm not worried about him eating too much. I just am curious to hear some thoughts on the subject. He's started teething already and, even though nursing seems a bit more painful for him now, he still always wants to nurse when he's in pain or upset, so I feel like it's only going to increase. He sleeps well at night, so that's not an issue, either. I just am wondering why some people don't think it's a good idea to soothe baby with the breast. And this is not to say that I never stop nursing, either. Sometimes he will go an hour or maybe a little more without nursing. But sometimes he will nurse for an hour, as well. I never force him to stop or wait. I just keep nursing on demand.