A baby may have strong suction needs. They often put their thumbs or fingers in their mouths to suck them. To prevent the baby from sucking his thumb, you can offer him a pacifier. You can determine for yourself when to give a pacifier to your baby and when to remove it. Pacifiers are known to calm and relax baby. They come in different sizes, from newborns to special pacifiers for toddlers to pacifiers for six-month, one-year and one-and-a-half-year-olds. Bellow are our 5 best pacifiers for breastfed babies!

How to choose the best pacifiers for breastfed babies?

Each phase of your baby’s life requires a different pacifier. That’s why almost all brands offer a wide assortment of silicone nipples. The best pacifiers for breastfed babies look like the breast, allowing your baby to quickly get used to the bottle nipple and drink easily. Choose pacifiers that are BPA-free, have no odor or taste, are easy to sterilize and do not pose a risk for latex allergies.

What are the types of pacifiers?

Round-tip pacifiersround tip pacifier

The classic type of pacifier that is still one of the best options for breastfed babies, since it mimics the nursing nipple closely and prevents for the babies to have confusion. Round-tip pacifiers are symmetrical, facilitating recognition for your baby who will accept it (more) easily. The size of the collar and the size of the nipple shield have been specially developed for premature infants and newborns.

Orthodontic pacifiers

orthodontic pacifier

It has a distinct flat bottom and round top that also flattens easily as the baby puts it between gums. It balances the pressure and stimulates the development of the muscles of the jaw and tongue. The size of the collar and the size of the nipple shield are usually specially developed for neonates and premature babies.

Latex and Silicone pacifiers

latex and silicone pacifiers

Silicone and latex pacifiers consist of a nipple mounted on a shield with ventilation holes. Latex pacifiers are softer and more flexible than their more rigid silicone counterparts. Both types of pacifier come in a wide range of colors and styles, including the classic round nipple or “orthodontic” versions with a round top and flat bottom.

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