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When to stop the pacifier?

When to stop the pacifier?

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Distressed by the crying of your baby, you chose the pacifier that you had sworn not to use! Is it possible to back down? If before 2 months, it can easily be replaced, it is complicated then /

Before 2 months, the pacifier is easily replaced

  • A toddler feels that he has something in his mouth, but he has not yet identified the pacifier as an outside object. If you take it away, il will not really realize it.
  • But at this age,the suction responds to a physiological need. This activity triggers the secretion of endorphins, the famous hormones of pleasure. As soon as the pacifier is stolen, your baby will only have one idea: replace it. At the risk of taking his thumb, he is likely to find around the eighth week, or to fall back on a corner of cloth or bib. Even begin to suck his lower lip. You should know that babies who are frustrated pacifiers require more bottles or stay longer at the breast.

From 3 months, weaning becomes difficult

  • For 80% of moms, the third month marks the return to active life and the need to wean your baby if you are breastfeeding. The pacifier, whose texture is designed today to resemble that of your breast, can help it to negotiate smoothly this first turning of life. Placed in nursery or at a nanny's place, your toddler needs more comfort than ever. To deprive him of pacifier during this key period is really bad.
    • Your child is in the middle of the oral phase. The pleasure of feeding himself and of sucking his nipple are intimately linked to him. To forbid him one is to forbid him the other! Some babies take their mom literally and refuse to eat: this is called anorexia infant.

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