I have to start off by saying that last night was the most difficult night we have had since we brought our now 17 day old from the hospital! Nothing would soother her. For 9 hour straight, all she wanted was to be on my boobs!
At one point, when we were changing her, and she was just screaming (so loud we were sure she would hurt herself) we gave her a pacifier. She sucked on it for a few minutes, and looked quite perplexed by the whole thing; although it did soother her. Within 10 minutes, she was back to breastfeeding, and didn't seem to be phased by the transition between. My big concern is nipple confusion between the paci and breastfeeding.
My question is, when did people start using pacifiers with their little ones? And also, when do you use them? Just during changing times? Overnight? Everywhere inbetween?