Bub is 4 months old and I have avoided using a dummy for various reasons (having to wean him off it, possible teeth damage when he has teeth, mostly because he just won’t take to the plastic dummy or bottle in his mouth). However I have suffered severely in recent weeks with cracked nipples and it is getting excruciating to the point I just can’t stand it any longer. My health nurse, lactation consultant and dr have tried to help but I think part of the problem is that he wants to suckle for comfort and to get himself to sleep and my nipples just aren’t getting a rest. Essentially, I am the dummy! Should I persist in introducing a dummy, and if so, how do I succeed??
Posted by tam_watters, 20th May 2015