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Should I give my preterm baby a pacifier?

If you’re breastfeeding a preterm baby, don’t give your baby a pacifier during the first month of life. This allows breastfeeding to become well established.

After your baby’s first month, feel free to give him a pacifier. Using a pacifier may help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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