Controversially

Upbringing without a pacifier


Have you decided to raise a baby without a pacifier? I don't know whether to congratulate you on your courage or remember the first weeks in our daughter's life - feel sorry ... You have to be prepared for really difficult days and long hours during which after each going to the toilet you will hear a terrible cry, and at every second will be You child given away by a partner, with a firm face - "you have to feed". If you also admit that you are breastfeeding and the toddler chokes and spits out a dragon, then you can be pretty sure that despite the great love for the baby, you will be for the first months, when the sucking instinct is the strongest, she felt or a slight "stinging" or really painful in effects of grounding. It might be difficult! Get ready for it!

When you breastfeed ...

it's because of the first six weeks, baby it is not recommended to give the dragon: neither the one used for calming, nor the one from the bottle. All so as not to disturb the sucking reflex. There is no lack of cases when the teat given to a newborn baby caused that the correct reflex was broken in a toddler, so important for breastfeeding. The baby began to suck weakly, shallowly and inefficiently. As a result, the breast was insufficiently stimulated, began to produce too little food and breastfeeding ended in failure.

The dragon in the first days also has another drawback. Immediately after delivery, babies tired of labor with a pacifier in their mouths often sleep for hours in a row and they do not wake up for feeding at the time of the day, which may hinder the supply of adequate amounts of milk and disturb their growth. For this reason, midwives during the first weeks recommend waking the sleeping babies for too long. This may seem ridiculous to you, but such recommendations have their logical justification.

Beginnings without a dragon, i.e. stick to or avoid?

Many doctors and midwives stand guarding the principle of not giving a baby a teat for the first six weeks of life, when the suckling reflex is shaped. This is an official position supported by authorities from the world of medicine.

Therefore, you should not be surprised that the pacifier is a soother "Unwanted guest" on most maternity wards. His appearance in many hospitals does not go unnoticed. If, despite this, you decide to give it to your child, you must take into account the protest of the medical staff, and sometimes with a firm order to remove it from the child's mouth.

Pacifier fight

If you have just given birth to your first child, you may have a problem with the women on whom your well-being depends in the first days after delivery - the midwives. This impact can be so strong that you do not give the teat during the first weeks of life. This has further consequences.

An infant who from the first days of life will not know the taste of a silicone or rubber friend will certainly, which shows a lot of examples, refuse to suck him in the future. It is natural for an infant to prefer a breast that is always on demand, which is warm and smells like mom, rather than a dull pacifier sucked in a completely different way. It only takes a few days for the wise creature to know what is good and that even the best profiled teat will not fit ... and its administration will end spitting, and even gag reflex.

Pacifier attempts

Of course, you can try different shapes, sizes and types, but the chance that some unconvinced baby will like it is small. Consistency and persistence of parents can help in this topic, but often in practice learning to suck a pacifier is pointless. If the toddler does not want to, then why force him? Many people say that you should rather enjoy! In remembrance of the attempts to replace the unsweetened toddler with a loving baby didactic, most parents have only ... a large collection of teats.

When the child does not decide ...

On the other hand, tease-free education does not have to be by child's decision, but it can be a conscious choice of a parent. Such situations also happen and it is difficult to argue with their legitimacy.
The basis of upbringing without a pacifier is most often desire for long natural feeding, avoiding problems with weaning from the pacifier, as well as preferring natural parenting.

Upbringing without a pacifier, why so?

  • Bite protection,
  • No many problems with speech development,
  • Easier breastfeeding
  • Breastfed babies can do without a pacifier on demand.
  • Some mothers say that giving a baby a pacifier is a kind of "scam". In their opinion, the child does not want this type of friend, he needs his mother's closeness and her warmth.