Mommy is the best pacifier! I know that seems hard to a lot of moms..to always be available when they just want to suckle but the time flies so fast! If you feel you really need it, I would suggest just using it in emergencies. Mommies are nature's pacifiers and your baby would prefer you any day over the cold plastic. Also...the more your baby uses you to suckle, it gives you more of an excuse to not have to do the dishes without anyone complaining! Take care...Bobbie