Most helpful critical review
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
It's a pacifier. It pacifies.
on October 26, 2009
My newborn had jaundice within 24 hours of birth... so he was under UV lights in the hospital. He had to wear an eyemask (not to mention couldn't be held very often!), and was NOT happy about it. The hospital staff gave us one of these pacifiers to use.
While it seemed to soothe him (at least, he wasn't screaming anymore), I did notice a change in his latch. We had had no problems breastfeeding (he latched on 15 minutes after being born!), but after using this pacifier we had a meeting or two with the lactation consultant.
We switched to using one of the orthodontic pacifiers (the Born Free ones, specifically) and later, the MAM orthodontic type; while these impacted his latch less, there was still a difference. We aren't using pacifiers right now because of this (he's 2 weeks old). When we were using them, he could still breastfeed okay, but it was more uncomfortable and took longer to get him latched... and with a hungry baby, every second seems to count. :)
Moral of the story: wait until "breastfeeding is well-established" before giving this to your baby.