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    Zayne has gotten to the point where he is using me as a pacifier. When he wants to go to sleep he wants to nurse and when he falls asleep and I put him down he wakes up and screams until I have him latched again. I was trying to get something to eat and he had just finished nursing for almost an hour (both sides) and was screaming like he was staving. I gave him a paci and he fell right to sleep. I know he just wants to nurse sometimes for the comfort, not because he's hungry... which is fine, but he's been latched onto me constantly for the past 5 days.

    soooo... how bad am I going to be kicking myself for giving him a paci? I don't want it to hurt his nursing... he's been doing awesome. But it's so nice to see him sleeping and actually sleeping not attached to me.
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    We used a paci and didn't notice any real latch or nursing problems from it. So, maybe you won't have to kick yourself too hard I know some babies can get screwed up from it but ours didn't seem to have any issues.
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    Sometimes you have to do what you have to do, right? I think you two will probably be ok! Can you go remove it once you know he's REALLY asleep??




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    You may not at all. He may only use it for a little bit. It just depends on the kiddo.


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    For some babies, pacis are no problem. If he seems to be able to still latch on properly, you shouldn't have any issue with pacis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandi View Post
    We used a paci and didn't notice any real latch or nursing problems from it. So, maybe you won't have to kick yourself too hard I know some babies can get screwed up from it but ours didn't seem to have any issues.
    I'd think that a paci would be less harm than a bottle because of the milk flow thing. I hope it doesn't cause any issues.. but omg.. if I use the paci tonight I might actually get more than 15 minutes of sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnysGirl View Post
    Sometimes you have to do what you have to do, right? I think you two will probably be ok! Can you go remove it once you know he's REALLY asleep??

    I just did that
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    I wouldn't worry about giving him a paci!! I gave all my kids one. CaliAnne uses one and nurses just fine. That sucking motion is very comforting for babies, I'm sure if he knew he had a hand and how to control, he would have been sucking on fingers too!

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    Liam used a paci from day one because he sucked on his fingers so bad they started bleeding and peeling in the hospital. He never had any latch issues from it and he gave it up after a few months on his own.

    I wouldn't worry too much, some kids just need that comfort sucking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caimbrie View Post
    I just did that

    NICE!!! Sometimes it just takes a paci for a kiddo to sleep!!




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