Eleisha - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 38 moms have responded )
I am from Australia, and it is extremely discouraged that a baby is given a dummy (sotther/paci/biki) before 6 weeks of age if breastfeeding. It is discouraged to the point where hospitals send out letter to parents explaining that the maternity ward is a dummy free zone. (Obviously not completely banned but very frowned upon). The only time they are encouraged is for preemie babies. From what I have read from some posts, that American hospitals encourage the use of them, and often distribute them at hospitals. Is this true or have I misunderstood?