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pacifier?

Is it a bad to give a newborn a pacifier?? My fiance thinks its bad cause he'll get confused for milk and when its feeding time, he wont eat....soo what can I tell him to persuade him that its okay for our newborn to use a pacifier?
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It sooths them. It a good thing. My son actually loved his when he was a newborn until he was 4 months and just stoped using one. Even now if I play with him and put it in his mouth (he's 15 months) he spit it out and go "blah" lol trust me it's a life savor .
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I was told to look at it like this: some kids need to suck to soothe. So if you dont give them a pacifier they will suck their fingers. I have a friend whose 11yr old still to this day will suck her thumb when she is at home and thinks no one is looking. Her thumb is actually skew and the nail grows funny. So do you want a habit that cant really be broken or a pacifier that you can control and remove at any stage with only a few weeks of crying?
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It's not bad. It helps soothe them. They'll know if it's a binki or breast
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My son loved his. It helped sooth him and go to sleep and such. Id get sooo mad when we would be in a store anad some older person would come up to us and take it out, daying how moms today cant haandle their babies blaah blaah blah. Id rather him be hooked on thr pacifire then his thumb because he had to be sucking on something. And at least the pacifire could be taken away, his thumb could not
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10961740 tn?1419817154
Base on the research I've done, I found out that pacifier give babies gas, and so make them cried.
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With my first I didn't use one. With all of the rest I did. I didn't give it to them all the time but with my second child when I delivered her hands were all but raw. Its all she did in the womb. She sucked her hands. That was her comfort. So when she came into the world she loved being swaddled and would cry bc her hands would be tucked bc she had to have ointment on them. So as much as I was against pacifiers I realized as long as you don't use it as a plug to quiet your child( and take it away by a certain time) they really help to relax the baby.
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It really all depends on if you are breast feeding or bottle feeding.. they make special pacifiers if you are breast feeding, that way they won't get nipple confusion.. If youre bottle feeding than it really doesn't matter what type you use.. I gave my daughter a pacifier right after she was born and I breast fed, we didn't have any issues. Good luck! :)
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10870053 tn?1416581194
No it is actually a good thing. I'm not exactly sure what it's called but it exactly helps them.
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