Many mothers are anxious to collect extra milk for their babies in anticipation of time apart. You may be thinking about being away for a few hours or perhaps you will be returning to work or school in a few weeks or months.
So when can you start pumping? When and how often should you express extra milk? How much should you store? How long is milk good for in the freezer? And when should you introduce a bottle to your baby?
Many, many parents use pacifiers (also called dummies, binkys, paci’s or soothers) for their babies to suck on. But are they a good thing or not? So many babies use pacifiers, that there is an entire industry of not only for them, but for their accessories as well.
There’s no denying a pacifier can work very well at comforting your baby and ending her crying (especially if she has a strong need to suck but hasn’t mastered how to get her fingers into her mouth). Sticking a binky into your baby’s mouth can seem like the magic bullet!