Bad Binky

Some call it a binky, and some simply call it a pacifier. However, in a new review, that staple of every new mom’s supplies is called a potential problem.

Pacifiers are sometimes a peacemaker for parents, when used to stop a baby from crying. However, there is concern that their use might cause early weaning from breastfeeding.

The belief is that babies who are given a pacifier too soon after birth will be more likely to not exclusively breast feed later—and many studies have shown the advantages of breastfeeding over bottle feeding.  Several organizations recommend avoiding the use of pacifiers in term infants who breastfeed.

Because of the importance of breastfeeding, researchers believe parents should look for other ways besides a pacifier to quiet a crying baby.

It’s not time to say bye bye to the binky, but it may be time to pacify your pacifier use.

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