pacifier. problem

Jane - posted on 01/06/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 4 month baby refuses to take a pacifier.have tried to give him since he was a month old. Moreover doesnt drink my milk from the bottle.becomes difficult when we go out shopping etc.
Pls advice what to do?

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Ev - posted on 01/07/2014

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Go to Walmart, Target, or a local store similar to the baby department and look at the bottles and nipples they have. There are lots of brands out there and see what you like. I am long since having dealt with an infant so I do not know what all is available. If you are still unsure, talk to the doctor and see what they suggest.

Ev - posted on 01/06/2014

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Pacifiers are not necessary and its good that your baby won't take them.

I am not sure how to advise you on breast feeding when you go shopping but to make your trip just after the baby is done eating and go during the time he is not. If he goes a couple hours for example without feeding, then go at that time.

When a child gets dependent on pacifiers to sooth and so on with it gets hard to get them off them. Also, if a child uses one for a long time it can cause some dental issues later on. So that is why a pacifier is not a good idea to start.

As for the bottle issue, look for those nipples that resemble the nipple of a mother also. This might also help solve the issue.

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