When is it okay to introduce a dummy? The packaging says zero to three months but online guidance says not before four weeks if you're breastfeeding, which I am.
I gave my son a dummy for a day (he is eight days old) but have been scared to give it since after reading online that this isn’t ok. I’m a solo mum and I have to be able to settle my baby on his own so I can make a cup of tea!!
Can someone please let me know when it’s ok to introduce the dummy?
My son is 10 days old, I was literally in the same situation. Don’t believe anything Google says honestly!
I asked my midwife as he won't settle at night without sucking, whether it be my nipple or a dummy, she said just to give him a dummy! The only reason they say not to give a dummy is because it can possibly interfere with their latch but I was told he should be fine! Hope that helps.