- Prolonged use of the pacifier can lead to teeth problem
The use of pacifiers for a prolonged time can affect baby teeth development causing the shape of teeth alignment. Also, the problem not only affects milk teeth but can persist when permanent teeth come out.
- Early introduction of the pacifier can affect mom milk supply
Early introduction of the pacifier before the baby has fully developed a breastfeeding routine can affect the mom’s milk supply (low milk supply) and the baby becomes a poor feeder.
Sucking a pacifier easily becomes a habit or addictive to most babies and that’s why most parents don’t like introducing it to their baby because of how hard to stop using it later. If you want to avoid dummy fights, then take it away when the baby reaches one year. Here are ways to stop pacifier use on babies.
- Pacifier could cause awaken nights
Babies who are dependent on a pacifier when they want to fall asleep might become hard to learn to sleep on their own.
Also, when the pacifier falls out of the mouth in the middle of the night, they become fussy requiring the parent to get up and soothe the baby to sleep or get a pacifier for her.
- Pacifier cause Ear infection
A Suckling pacifier collects fluid in the ears which leads to an ear infection.
Having read the above pacifier pros and cons use of the binky after breastfeeding routine is fully developed and before the baby reaches two years, moderately and occasionally cannot be harmful to your baby.