If the pediatrician or lactation consultant we spoke to is reading this, I’m sorry, but we are already using a pacifier. If said healthcare professionals have a problem with that, they get to come and bounce him to sleep.
The pacifier is seriously like a drug. One or two hits on it, and his eyes start rolling back in his head, his whole body goes limp, and he is buzzing like a champ. We discovered this after what we will affectionately call the “feeding marathon of 2008” a few nights ago. Jacqueline fed him for basically 4 straight hours, from 3ish to around 7 AM. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s generally a time that most humans are asleep. I took over at 7, and since I am running woefully short on breastmilk these days, I reached for the pacifier, to give Jacqueline a much needed nap.