Is it important to give the baby a nipple?
So whether a pacifier is necessary for a baby – this question is of interest to many couples who have recently become parents. On the one hand, new theories and povetry convince that nipples are evil. On the other hand, many years of experience of previous generations of parents contradict them. And to be an eternal nipple for the child to the mother at all it would not be desirable. Therefore, most often all doubts are interpreted in favor of acquiring such a device.
A nipple can be given to a newborn, first of all, to satisfy its sucking reflex. Moreover, the process of sucking has a calming effect on babies. And in this case, the key question becomes: when can you give the baby’s nipple to a newborn baby. Professionals claim that giving a pacifier to a child immediately in the hospital is fundamentally wrong. After all, the child is just beginning to live and learning all the basic, including learning to eat, for which he needs sucking. And in this situation, replacing the mother’s breast with silicone means breaking the baby’s natural development, thereby jeopardizing the process of breastfeeding.
Consultants for the care of the child and breastfeeding argue that it is possible to give a baby dummy not earlier than it turns two weeks old, when the child has already mastered the skills of sucking and can understand the difference between comfort and nourishment.
If you have decided and yet decided to buy a pacifier for a newborn, remember that you need to take care of it properly. So, after each use, the nipple should be thoroughly rinsed under warm running water with a soapy solution. Then it is necessary to sterilize the nipple. This can be done both in boiling water and in special sterilizers for bottles.
In the case when the nipple falls to the floor (however clean it may be) or asphalt on the street, it can not be given to a child without having prepared it beforehand. First, wash and disinfect, and only then baby. The new nipple is also relevant - it is not recommended to use the nipple immediately from the package.
It is better to have several nipples, each of which will be responsible for its zoning. For example, a pacifier for the bed, the street, etc. To avoid the constant situation that the nipple fell, and there is nothing to replace it, get special holders that are attached to the baby's clothes and securely keep the pacifier in the accessible area.
Author: Shatohina Anna