At what age should I give my baby a pacifier?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Ann Kellams discusses when to give your baby a pacifier.

    Host: At what age should I give my baby a pacifier?

    Dr. Ann Kellams: If you are breastfeeding we recommend waiting until the baby is a couple of weeks old and breastfeeding is well established. If you are bottle-feeding you can probably start from the get-go using a pacifier and then by six to nine months we would really like it to be out of the picture. So the babies at that point will not have that continuous, sucking reflex. So then you are getting into habit and so we would like it to be gone by then.