My 8 wk old daughter has never seemed to be able to nurse herself to sleep. The milk is just too distracting for her...she gets full and then she gets mad that the milk is still coming out. At 3 wks old we started using a pacifier and it seemed like a lifesaver for me and my nipples. But now she doesn't seem to be able to sleep without it. During the night she sleeps deeper so once she falls asleep she does fine, but nap times or after her early morning feeding, she thinks it HAS to be in her mouth to sleep, and she fusses if it falls out...which it does, over and over again. I know she is not sleeping well because she is so caught up in whether the pacifier is in. And I am not sleeping well because I have to keep putting it back in her mouth. I am not sure what to do. I know it will be a huge battle if I break her of the pacifier all together and I am afraid she would find it traumatic since she really seems to need to suck. But I can't handle having to stick it back in her mouth every 5 minutes. Did anyone else deal with this? Any ideas? Do you think it would be too confusing if I let her have the pacifier to soothe with, but took it away when she started falling asleep?
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pacifier problems, please help!