Is pacifier is good for baby or not?

My baby is 2.5 months old. He is a happy baby with adequate weight gain.

He is exclusively breastfed.Whenever he is sleepy he wants to breastfeed for

comfort in spite of full. Can I give him a pacifier that point of a time?

 

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Paediatrics

Answers ( 2 )

  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Offering pacifier is a personal choice. It is for you to understand the pros and cons and take decision appropriately.
    Benefits:
    - Soothes cranky and fussy baby
    - Offers temporary distraction
    - Helps baby in sleeping
    - Good for easing discomforts during flight
    - Reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
    - Disposable as compared to finger or thumb

    Drawbacks:
    - Early pacifier use might interfere with breast-feeding
    - Dependence on pacifier
    - Might increase the risk of middle ear infections
    - Might lead to dental problems

    You should wait if baby is still not used to breastfeed. Prefer comforting your baby rather than giving a pacifier when baby is crying. Do not sugarcoat it. Keep it clean. Keep it safe and out of range of any unwanted particles.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.
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  2. User
    Thank you so much Dr.Bishnoi.