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amother




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Post  Sun, Jul 14 2019, 5:09 pm
My 1 month old baby doesn't like pacifiers, and seems to gag on them. She has mild tongue tie which is very likely causing the problem. B"H she is nursing well and seems to be ok with drinking from an Avent bottle.

I would like to get her used to a pacifier if at all possible. So far we tried the Gumdrop and the Nuk pacifiers, and both were a no go.

Any suggestions for a pacifier that a baby that gags easily might like?
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amother




Hotpink


Post  Sun, Jul 14 2019, 5:12 pm
Maybe avent will be similar to the bottle? Make sure it's the smallest size.
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pesek zman




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Jul 14 2019, 5:15 pm
Why does she need a pacifier?? If she doesn’t like it, she’s telling you she doesn’t want it
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amother




Ivory


Post  Sun, Jul 14 2019, 5:16 pm
Try the MAM. Make sure it's newborn size 0-3 months.
Maybe if she has tongue tie a pacifier is not the best thing for her. Talk to your pediatrician before forcing one.
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amother




Brunette


Post  Sun, Jul 14 2019, 6:11 pm
pesek zman wrote:
Why does she need a pacifier?? If she doesn’t like it, she’s telling you she doesn’t want it


This. Your baby is teaching you an important lesson. She is a different person to you. She has different needs to you. Your job at THIS stage is to fulfill HER needs. As she grows she will then be able to learn to balance her needs with the needs of others. But not yet. Now she just have her needs fulfilled. This is how we learn that Hashem loves us and always acts for our best interests.

This is extremely important - never lose sight of it.
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funmother




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Jul 15 2019, 3:01 pm
I disagree with the posters above, sleeping with a pacifier for the first 6 month lowers the risk of SIDS. Babies that have pacifiers have an easier time self soothing. Babies that dont have pacifiers can find other things to suck on such as there blankets, or thumb which s a harder habit to break. I used 0-6 months nuk, but in the hospitals they give the preemies avent soothie pacifier. You can Google it. It's a green one peice paci that teaches the babies how to suck in the beginning I wet it before sticking into the babies mouth. Give it to the baby when shes calm. She will spit it out in the beginning keep wetting at sticking in her mouth. I would let her suck on it when I was done nursing her before she fell asleep or after she was done her bottle
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amother




Olive


Post  Mon, Jul 15 2019, 3:07 pm
My understanding is that in 2019 there isn't a recommendation (from those who recommend these things) to give a pacifier to reduce SIDS. It might just be (unclear) and additional benefit.
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monkeys




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Jul 15 2019, 3:14 pm
Try the newborn mam pacifier.
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amother




Purple


Post  Mon, Jul 15 2019, 3:19 pm
My DD's two sons both had tongue tie (the younger one was the worst the surgeon had ever seen!), and both took a pacifier. She bought the smallest pacifiers she could find - mini Mam for one, and a minuscule Tommy Tippee for the other - and kept trying whenever they were calm. BTW, she was told by a lactation consultant that while she is not generally in favor of pushing pacifiers, it can help babies with tongue tie learn to suck better. It was also recommended for her babies because of their reflux.
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angelgirl




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Jul 15 2019, 4:16 pm
Avent have 0-2 months - they are pretty tiny!
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emzod42




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Jul 15 2019, 8:34 pm
My baby with tongue tie never liked the Avent soothies that they give in the hospital (I think it was hard to keep in. She liked the regular Avent (free flow I think).
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flapsmom




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Jul 15 2019, 9:31 pm
Nanobebe makes a pacifier similar to the avent soothie that is pretty tiny.
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amother




Peach


Post  Mon, Jul 15 2019, 10:03 pm
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agreer




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Jul 16 2019, 1:06 am
I'd skip the paci.

My oldest (3+) is addicted to his paci. We tried a paci with our 2nd, who wasn't into it, so we didn't force it. B"H he's great - sleep trained just as easily, doesn't suck on anything, and we didn't have to force it away from him.
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amother




OP


Post  Wed, Jul 24 2019, 10:41 pm
To everyone who suggested mam- thank you! I tried the mam newborn and my daughter seems to like it.
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ectomorph




 
 
 


Post  Wed, Jul 24 2019, 10:46 pm
pesek zman wrote:
Why does she need a pacifier?? If she doesn’t like it, she’s telling you she doesn’t want it
this
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amother




Linen


Post  Wed, Jul 24 2019, 10:50 pm
Some babies dont like pacifiers. Other babies would love a pacifier but they need a specific one to work for their needs (in this case tongue tie)
I think everyone giving mussar to OP needs to lay low. Shes the mom and she has her own mommy intuition. A pacifier isnt a bad thing, no need to make it into one.
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trixx




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Jul 25 2019, 12:44 am
Wubbanub is like the green hospital one but smaller plus I love the concept. No pesky clips to deal with
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naomi2




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Jul 25 2019, 9:49 am
Now that you e taken care of the pacifier question, I recommend strongly that you get her tongue tie clipped. It's really easy and has no down side. The ent doesn it routinely in one second in the office. She may have difficulty later in with some letter sounds and tongue activities if it is not taken care of.
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amother




Rose


Post  Sun, Jul 28 2019, 10:45 am
Before you clip the tongue ask your pediatrician.some drs beleive the tongue can stretch on it's own, like my baby. They can decide base on how bad he tight it is. and if you baby is gaining a healthy weight. You would need a referral from dr anyways. When I went to a ENT and specialist. They just told me tongue tie defenitly clip it. If course that how they make there money. Same like years ago people had operations to remove tonsils
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