The Power of the Pacifier

When Lexi was few months old, she would wake up every 2 hours because she would ask for milk. It was a struggle because eventually my milk supply was decreasing but her need for milk was increasing.

I’ve consulted her pedia and her pedia suggested that maybe Lexi didn’t really want milk but was just looking for comfort or perhaps the need to suck. She suggested that I try giving Lexi a pacifier.

After that visit to the pedia, we immediately went to SM and bought some. I got the pacifier from Philips Avent because it came in a package of 2. Plus, it was pink. 🙂


I was excited for her to  try it and true enough, Lexi liked it! Good thing the size of the pacifier conformed with her preference.

I was able to capture her reaction in the photo. From her photo, I could see that she was feeling it (seen from her judging eyes)  … then she was getting used to it.. then eventually, she fell asleep.  Just like that!

Her interval of waking up every 2 hours changed. Our sleeping hours extended for at least another hour.

Lexi still uses a pacifier, it became her security blanket. So we just make sure that when she falls asleep, we remove it because it could ruin her teeth.  (Well any pacifier, for that matter, could ruin your child’s teeth).


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