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I have breast fed all 3 of my babies. My first used a pacifer after a couple of weeks. (I was so worried he would be confused.) My 2nd baby never would take a paci. My 3rd little guy was given a paci on day 2 in the hospital because he basically started nursing immediately and wanted to stay on the breast 24/7. My nips needed a break!
mrsbmw09:DD has had a pacifier part time since birth. She doesn't sleep with it ever, just uses it for a few minutes occasionally in the day and to help go to sleep for naps. She's never had trouble latching or nursing.
Mine took a paci the day after he was born. He wanted to nurse and nurse and I got blisters by the end of the day he was born and I was in agony. My Dr said that some babies are just 'suckers' and need it. (I know I sure did!) There are paci's that the hospital gives out and you can also get them in the store. They are supposed to be really good for nursing moms. I know there is a stigma about pacifiers while nursing but it really isn't a big deal. My son did totally fine with the binky it was acutally harder when we started trying to get him to take a bottle (of breastmilk) once a day, but that was more because of the difference in nipple size and how much milk came out. I think you should introduce it when you need to! If you are concerned, only use it when there's a need rather than just giving it. I just use it to help him self-soothe when he's upset so that I don't get him in the habit of just having it. :)