Michael is a sucker. I didn't want to use a paci but caved when we were still in the hospital. (because ds had jaundice and had to be under the bili lights. and altho he roomed in i wasn't allowed to hold him except to feed him so i gave him a pacifier to help calm him down) he's only used it a few times since then at bed time.
My question is (sry i'm a bit of a rambler) when you absolutely know that your lo is not hungry (no hunger cues, ate within the hour etc) but he wants to suck do you allow him to use the breast as a pacifier? i'm asking mainly because since i brought michael home i've allowed him to use the breast as a soothie. my mom (who did not bf) has said that it will confuse him and the pedi did not seem so supportive of it the other day. but the way i see it is that if he is on the breast then he's getting nourishment that he wouldn't with a paci and that not only is it the sucking that soothes him but the closeness of our bodies (i try to bf skin on skin whenever possible) that is comforting
TIA for the opinions/sharing