We're going to try a pacifier for the first time tonight. Scarlett already has no problem switching between bottle and breast, so I don't see how it could cause any breastfeeding issues. I just hope it helps her get to sleep without needing to have a boob in her mouth since I'm still having nipple pain and I can't really handle them being sucked on all night.
I don't have an issue with them as long as they aren't used as a substitute for parental attention, or a "plug" to shut the baby up
I saw some for sale that say "Mute Button" on the back. Yeah, I don't really find that funny, and it made me feel guilty for wanting to use a pacifier!
I dunno, sometimes you just need to shut the baby up. I don't think it is possible to use it as a substitute for attention. It takes a lot of work to keep it in their mouths sometimes. Carlos kept trying to put it in sideways and his hands would knock it out. Also, if they have some other need, they will let you know. Like if they need attention right then, babies aren't just gonna be like, I wanted to play with you, but I will just suck on this instead. But if it helps get a fussy tired baby to stop crying and go to sleep, or to calm down in a restaurant, or to stop crying after getting some shots, I see nothing wrong with that. I don't think anyone should feel guilty about trying to find ways to help their baby stop crying.
Carlos doesn't use his pacifier much anymore, but it helped to get him to sleep for a while. Sometimes he would hold it there himself and sometimes I would reach over into the cosleeper bassinet and hold it for him. It helped for car rides too, since he tended to get fussy in the car.