There are some unusual products that become your best friends and lifelines when you have a newborn baby. No doubt that a pacifier is one of those things. Suckling is a basic instinct for babies for both feeding and comfort. It is worth noting that it is not an easy task to find the best pacifier for a baby, the one similar to his/her mother’s nipples texture.

Unfortunately, even when you think you have found the best one, your baby may end up turning away from it or simply not taking pacifiers at all. That is why it is so important to find the right pacifier for your newborn baby that he/she adopts as his/her own. In this guide, we would like to offer you the top best pacifiers for infants on the market nowadays.

NamePhotoBenefitsWeightRecommended ageRating
Philips Avent SCF190/01 Soothie1. BPA-free
2. One-piece construction
3. Latex-free
0.64 ounces0-3 Monthsβ˜…β˜…β˜… 10/10 β˜…β˜…β˜…
Hipsterkid Mustachifier1. BPA-free materials
2. Design
3. One-year warranty
1.6 ounces0-48 Monthsβ˜…β˜…β˜… 8.5/10 β˜…β˜…β˜…
MAM Glow In the Dark Pacifier1. Orthodontic nipple
2. BPA-free SkinSoft silicone
3. Anti-slip surface
2.56 ounces6+ Monthsβ˜…β˜…β˜… 9.0/10 β˜…β˜…β˜…
NUK Newborn Orthodontic Pacifier1. Nipple has an asymmetric shape
2. BPA free.
3. Has ventilation holes and integrated channels
0.32 ounces0-3 Monthsβ˜…β˜…β˜… 7.5/10 β˜…β˜…β˜…
Evenflo Feeding Balance Plus Stage 1 Pacifier1. Cylindrical shape
2. Simple design
3. Easy to clean
0.8 ounces0-6 Monthsβ˜…β˜…β˜… 9.0/10 β˜…β˜…β˜…
WubbaNub Brown Monkey Pacifier1. Medical-grade silicone
2. latex-free and BPA-free
3. Funny animal toy
1.44 ounces0-6 Monthsβ˜…β˜…β˜… 8.0/10 β˜…β˜…β˜…
MAM Pacifiers in β€˜Start’ Design1. Orthodontic pacifier
2. BPA-free SkinSoft silicone
3. Designed in a way to promote proper oral development
1.6 ounces0-6 Monthsβ˜…β˜…β˜… 9.0/10 β˜…β˜…β˜…
BIBS Natural Rubber Baby Pacifier1. Made of natural rubber materials
2. 100% BPA free, PVC and phthalates free
3. Designed and manufactured in Denmark
1.6 ounces0-6 Monthsβ˜…β˜…β˜… 10/10 β˜…β˜…β˜…

Best Pacifier for Breastfed Baby 2019

SCF190/01 Soothie by Philips Avent

The Philips Avent SFC190/01 pacifier is an orthodontic pacifier that is distributed in hospitals nationwide. It has a hospital-grade silicone nipple that doesn’t have detectable taste or odor. Moreover, this pacifier for newborns is made of BPA-free and latex-free materials that are great for babies that might be allergic to latex. You can use it for babies before the teeth grow. This pacifier from Philips has one-piece construction that reduces the risk of it falling apart and being a potential choking hazard for a newborn baby. It is easy to sterilize. All you need is to put pacifiers in a Philips Avent steam sterilizer or boil it for five minutes. It is worth mentioning that Philips Avent pacifiers and their snap-on hygienic caps are also dishwasher safe. There are two pacifiers in the set. We can definitely say that it is a great quality for the money.

As for the drawbacks we would like to mention that this pacifier does not work with pacifier clips.

Pros:

  1. Distributed in hospitals nationwide
  2. Orthodontic pacifier
  3. Doesn’t have detectable taste or odor
  4. BPA-free and latex-free
  5. One-piece construction
  6. Easy to clean

Cons:

  1. Does not work with pacifier clips

Hipsterkid BPA Free Mustachifier in Gentlemen Black by FCTRY

It is a safe and stylish pacifier for breastfed baby with a mustache for boys between 0 and 6 months from FCTRY. This orthodontic pacifier for infants is made of BPA free materials and the mustache itself is made of high-grade thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). It is one of the cutest pacifiers for boys on the market which makes it the best pacifier for parents who want nice photos with their baby boys. In the kit, you can also find a playful cover and an attachment which ensures that the pacifier never falls down or gets lost. What is more important this pacifier has a one year warranty. All you need to do is to register your purchase on the manufacturer’s website. And if you break it, drop it or lose it you will receive a new one.

As for the drawbacks, some consumers note that the nipple can come off so there is a risk of choking hazard for a newborn baby. One more drawback is a relatively high price compared to other pacifiers for newborns.

Pros:

  1. Orthodontic pacifier
  2. Nice mustache design
  3. Made of BPA-free materials
  4. Comes with a playful cover and an attachment which ensures that the pacifier never falls down or gets lost
  5. One-year warranty

Cons:

  1. High price
  2. Nipple can come off
  3. For boys only

Glow In the Dark Pacifiers “Night” Design Collection, Boy, 2-Count by MAM

“MAM” brand is one of the most popular brands among pacifier brands for infants. This pacifier is made of BPA free SkinSoft silicone and has a unique anti-slip surface that keeps a pacifier in baby’s mouth. Moreover, here you can find a symmetrical orthodontic nipple that is sized and shaped for the proper development of baby’s palate, teeth, and gums as baby grows. One more advantage of this pacifier is that it glows in the dark. That is why it is easy to find it at night when the pacifier gets lost. This pacifier for infants also has ventilation holes that allow baby’s skin to breath. So, we can definitely say that it is one of the best pacifiers for infants on the market.

As for the drawbacks it has relatively high price compared to other pacifiers for newborns. Some consumers also mention that the nipple is too big for some babies.

Pros:

  1. Orthodontic pacifier
  2. Made of BPA free SkinSoft silicone
  3. Has a unique anti-slip surface
  4. Symmetrical orthodontic nipple
  5. Glows in the dark
  6. Has ventilation holes

Cons:

  1. High price
  2. Nipple might be too big for some babies

Newborn 100% Silicone Orthodontic Pacifier by NUK

NUK is one of the leader brands among baby accessories in the United States. This orthodontic pacifier for newborns is made of BPA free silicone and has a one-piece construction that reduces the risk of it falling apart and being a potential choking hazard for a newborn baby. The nipple has an asymmetrical shape that is made for healthy oral development by naturally fitting into your baby’s palate. Here you can also find ventilation holes that allow baby’s skin to breath and integrated channels for less palate pressure. The recommended age by the manufacturer is 0-3 month. We would like to mention that it comes in a pack of 4.

Some consumers claim that despite the fact that the recommended age is the 0-3 month they are too big for some newborn babies. Moreover, the material of the pacifier attracts fuzz, any kind of lint or debris that is why you need to wash it quite often.

Pros:

  1. Orthodontic pacifier
  2. Made of BPA free silicon
  3. One-piece construction
  4. Nipple has an asymmetric shape
  5. Has ventilation holes and integrated channels

Cons:

  1. Too big for some newborn babies
  2. The material of the pacifier attracts fuzz, any kind of lint or debris

Balance Plus Stage 1 Cylindrical Baby, Newborn, and Infant Pacifier by Evenflo Feeding

These orthodontic pacifiers for newborn babies from Evenflo Feeding have a simple design. They have been designed for 0-6 months infants in order to support healthy sucking skills.Β  The nipple of this pacifier has a cylindrical shape that allows for a newborn to mimic the tongue shape they make while breastfeeding. It has a one-piece construction that reduces the risk of it falling apart and being a potential choking hazard for a newborn baby. This pacifier is made of soft BPA free materials. Moreover, there is a re-sealable steam sanitization bag in the set for easy cleaning. It also has ventilation holes that allow baby’s skin to breath. It is a really good value for money.

The only drawback that we have found is that the plain white color of the pacifier can discolor rapidly.

Pros:

  1. Orthodontic pacifier
  2. Simple design
  3. Cylindrical shape promotes a natural tongue position to safeguard breastfeeding
  4. Re-sealable steam sanitization bag for easy cleaning comes in the kit
  5. One-piece construction

Cons:

  1. Plain white color of the pacifier can discolor rapidly

Brown Monkey Pacifier by WubbaNub

The WubbaNub pacifier is the best pacifier for breastfed baby that is made of medical-grade silicone. It is BPA free and latex free which is great for babies that might be allergic to latex. It has a durable one-piece construction that prevents the nipple from coming off and reduces the risk of being a choking hazard. The main feature of this pacifier for a newborn baby is that it is a combination of the pacifier and an animal toy. The recommended age by the manufacturer is 0-6 months. It is worth noting that the manufacturer does not recommend this pacifier for babies with teeth or in the teething stage.

As for the drawbacks we would like to mention that you may have some problems with sterilizing it because of the stuffed toy. Moreover, this pacifier is quite expensive.

Pros:

  1. Made of medical-grade silicone
  2. BPA free and latex-free
  3. Has durable one-piece construction
  4. It is a combination of the pacifier and an animal toy

Cons:

  1. High price
  2. May have some problems with sterilizing because of the stuffed toy
  3. For babies without teeth only

Newborn Pacifier β€˜Start’ Design Collection by MAM

It is another pacifier for infants from the MAM brand in our review. As the manufacturer claims all their pacifiers are designed by parents and medical experts to feel like a mother’s breast to relax newborn babies. These pacifiers are easy to clean as all you need is put in the microwave for 3 minutes. The nipple is made of BPA free SkinSoft silicon that is absolutely safe for a newborn baby. This orthodontic nipple is designed in a way to promote proper oral development. It has a symmetrical shape what means that you can not put the nipple in babies mouth the wrong way. Moreover, the pacifier has ventilation holes that reduce skin irritation. The manufacturer notes that these pacifiers are ideal for newborns of 0- 2 months old.

Some consumers note that you need to squeeze the water out of these pacifiers for newborn babies when you wash them.

Pros:

  1. Designed by parents and medical experts
  2. Orthodontic pacifier
  3. Easy to clean
  4. Nipple is made of BPA free SkinSoft silicone
  5. Designed in a way to promote proper oral development
  6. Pacifier has ventilation holes that reduce skin irritation
  7. Ideal for newborns of 0- 2 months old

Cons:

  1. You need to squeeze the water out of these pacifiers for newborn babies when you wash them

BPA-Free Natural Rubber Baby Pacifier by Bibs

The Bibs brand is the pacifiers’ brand that is designed and manufactured in Denmark. The shield surrounding the nipple in this pacifier for babies does not lay close to the skin but instead draws away to prevent a drool rash. And it is the main feature that differs from other pacifiers in our review. It is made of natural rubber materials that are 100% BPA free, PVC and phthalates free. Moreover, the shape and materials of the pacifier imitate a mothers’ nipple. The set includes 2 pacifiers for newborn babies in size 1 which is suitable for ages 0-6 months. It is a high-quality product approved by pediatricians and orthodontists. I think this is one of the best pacifiers for a breastfed baby you can buy right now.

As for drawbacks, it is worth mentioning that despite the fact that rubber pacifiers are more natural they have a shorter life than silicone ones. Some consumers also claim that because this pacifier does not have one-piece construction water gets into the nipple when you clean it and does not come out.

Pros:

  1. Designed and manufactured in Denmark
  2. Orthodontic pacifier
  3. Made of natural rubber materials
  4. 100% BPA free, PVC and phthalates free
  5. Shield that surrounds the nipple draws away to prevent a drool rash
  6. Set includes 2 pacifiers for newborn babies

Cons:

  1. Has a shorter life than a silicone one
  2. Because it does not have one-piece construction water gets into the nipple when you clean it and does not come out

Advantages and disadvantages of using pacifiers

As any product pacifiers for infants have several positive and negative effects of using it. In this guide, we would like to offer you a review of the main pros and cons of pacifiers.

Advantages:

  1. The main advantage of the pacifiers is reducing the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). The American Academy of Pediatrics has made a research about the reasons of infant death in the USA and developing island states and found out that the level of SIDS in the regions where parents use pacifiers is much lower than where parents do not want to use them. The reason is that pacifiers prevent babies from tongue retraction and a cessation of breathing while in a deep sleep. Moreover, the pacifiers don’t let newborn babies choke during the sudden spinning up.
  2. All newborns have a sucking instinct that needs to be satisfied. But moms need rest when their infants use their breast for sucking but not for eating milk. When it happens, the pacifiers are the best way for moms to take a break. For bottle-fed babies, it is necessary to use a pacifier after each feeding to promote healthy oral development.
  3. The pacifiers also have a calming effect and may relieve some stress in your baby.

Disadvantages:

  1. Babies may get attached to a pacifier. It is one of the habits that die hard especially once your baby turns into a more inflexible toddler.
  2. The pacifiers can also be the reason for breastfeeding problems. In order to ensure the baby does not experience any problems, it is better to hold off using a pacifier until your baby is used to breastfeeding.
  3. You should also know that a lot of infants might be allergic to the pacifier. By consulting a pediatrician, you can eliminate any potential allergic reactions.

You should remember that it is completely up to you to give or not to give a pacifier to your baby. All you need to do is to watch his/her reaction. If it has a calming effect on your baby, it is better to give it to him/her. But if your baby continues to be restless, he/she might be hungry or feeling some other discomfort.

MY PERSONAL OPINION:

I would like to recommend the research by Australian scientists (Mauch CE et al 2012) who wanted to find out all about why, when and with what consequences lactating mothers give dummies to their children. Of 670 mothers, 79% gave a dummy, with one in four doing so at the insistence of the child’s grandmother, and one in five on the recommendation of a nurse or midwife. Most of the women believed the arguments that this would make the baby more relaxed and help him sleep better; one in five believed that a baby’s dummy is absolutely natural and necessary. The result was that most women who began to regularly give the baby a nipple in the first weeks of life ended their breastfeeding before the baby was one month old. Here is a clear picture showing how, according to the study, the duration of breastfeeding depended on the use of a dummy (the horizontal axis is the duration of feeding in weeks, the bottom line of the graph is those who started giving a dummy in the first month of life; the average – those who offered a dummy only after the child has completed the month; and the top – those who never gave a dummy to their child).

Based on this research and my personal experience, I recommend that you carefully give a pacifier to your child for up to a month (but this does not mean that it should not be given at all, just do it intermittently). Accordingly, after your child turns one month old, you can gradually begin to give him a pacifier more often, there will definitely be no harm from this, believe my experience.

Key Features to Consider When Buying a Pacifier as a Breastfeeding Mom:

Nowadays you can find plenty of pacifiers of different styles and shapes on the market. Each baby is different so different infants will show interest for different pacifiers. But it is better to know the basic features to look for in pacifiers:

  1. Size and shape: It is better to buy a couple of pacifiers of different shapes. For example, you can buy one standard-shaped pacifier that has a straight, elongated nipple and an orthodontic one that has a rounded top and a flat bottom. You should remember that different manufacturers of pacifiers for babies offer pacifiers of different sizes, but most of the time you can find a size with some crossover: 0 to 3 months, 0 to 6 months, 6 to 18 months, 18 to 36 months. Some pacifier brands are geared toward a certain age and up – 6-plus months, for example.
  2. Material: The majority of the pacifiers in our review are made from one of two materials: latex and silicone. Pacifiers that are made from silicone are sturdier than the latex ones. They are very easy to clean and don’t retain odors. But what is more important they are great for babies that might be allergic to latex. On the other hand, latex pacifiers are softer than silicone ones.
  3. Construction: The construction of pacifiers can also differ: it can be a one-piece construction pacifier or made of three separate parts. If you buy a pacifier for your newborn baby that consists of three separate parts you need to make sure that the nipple does not come off because it can be a choking hazard.

Conclusion

Today we tried to choose the best pacifier for breastfed baby. As we mentioned before each newborn baby is an individual. That is why it can take a lot of time to find the right pacifier for your baby. In our review, we offered you the best and most popular manufacturers of pacifiers on the market. But if your baby doesn’t like any of these options give the others a try!

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