My daycare provider informed me that they began offering my son (almost 6 mos) a pacifier to get him to nap during the day. At home, he usually falls asleep at the breast during the day. He is able to fall asleep on his own at night (goes from awake to asleep on his own without help), so that is not an issue.
I am torn on this subject. I don't want to cause probems with my provider (it has been a good place) but I'm worried about Alex getting addicted to the pacifier. Since he would only get it a daycare, is this a worry? It is not interfering with nursing at all (he is a champ) and probably fulfils his need to suck, since he only gets bottles during the day.
I am going to travel in a few days and have worried about DS when I am gone. If the pacifier helps soothe him, should I have DH give him one? We were planning to bring the baby (it's a business trip), but the last business trip we took him on was a nightmare (all involved agreed the baby would have been better off at home, even without mom for a few days)
Any thoughts or advice are appreciated.