refuses pacifier (and bottle) !!

Elisheva - posted on 02/23/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my dd is 10weeks old and exclusively breastfed. i have been trying to give her a pacifier since she was four weeks old but she just wont take it.. ive tried silicone and latex and many different brands but she just won't suck! ive also started introducing a bottle of expressed milk when she was six weeks old but she doenst take that either. any thoughts on how to get her to take an artificial nipple? she needs to suck to fall asleep. i often nurse her to sleep but sometimes she seems almost annoyed that milk is coming out because she just wanted to suck, so i think a pacifier would really help.
thanks!!

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Danicia - posted on 02/23/2014

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my daughter refused a pacifier completely, couldn't get her to take one. at 4 months she got a stuffed animal pig and started sucking on its ear (random but something she still does at 2.5 yrs old to our dismay). is there any reason you are trying to give her expressed milk or can you just continue putting her on the breast? I have heard women have had success with the timmy toppee bottles b/c they are shaped much like the real deal.

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Elisheva - posted on 02/24/2014

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thanx! well i need her to be able to take a bottle occasionally like if i need to go somewhere and have to leave her w my husband. for example i have a wedding this week and im pretty nervous about leaving her...

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