Pacifiers

A pacifier may help to satisfy the need of sucking infants beyond their need to eat.

The use of a pacifier at nap time and bedtime may lower the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).

Never put a pacifier on a cord around an infant’s neck, wrist or crib as this may cause accidental strangulation. Do not use the baby’s bottle nipple as a pacifier. Be sure that you do not use a pacifier to replace the touching and loving care your child needs.

If your baby is struggling to latch with breastfeeding in the first couple days of life, it might be wise to wait for a few weeks to use a pacifier.

Read More: HealthyChildren.org

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