The public health nurse I talk to says my son is old enough for a pacifier now and it won't give him nipple confusion or impede my trying to increase my milk supply. This would probably help with a lot of the fussing during the day.
He is gaining well so I'm not worried that he won't let me know if he's hungry or not, but...
My LC on the other hand would rather I did not offer a pacifier. She thinks I can offer either my finger if I am available or the breast to suckle on and that will stimulate them enough to help increase my milk. Any second opinions on this?
FYI: My son is 3 months (but was premature by 1 month) and takes both the breast and the bottle. I am trying to increase my milk supply to wean off the bottle.