Can Pacifiers Help Babies Wean from Breastfeeding?

Can Pacifiers Help Babies Wean from Breastfeeding?

If you’re stressed about saying goodbye to breastfeeding, a pacifier and an Ingy Bingy Band can help you!

Breastfeeding can be a hot button topic. It’s something people, myself included, can be very passionate about. There are lots of opinions on how long you should breastfeed, where you should breastfeed, and why you should breastfeed. 

The irony is a lot of these opinions come from people who aren’t pregnant/breastfeeding! There seems to always be a nosy neighbor or seemingly sweet old lady who wants to add in their two cents about how and how long you’re going to feed your baby!

Here’s your reminder to block out the noise and focus on what’s best for you and your baby! 

How long to breastfeed:

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that mothers feed their babies only breast milk for six months and continue breastfeeding for at least one year. Remember that this is just a recommendation. I have 3 babies and nursed one for as little as 5 days and another for 15 months!

You have every right to stop nursing your baby at 5 days old or 3 years old! Never let others opinions get in your way! This being said, it can be a very difficult decision to stop breastfeeding. 

Reasons you might stop breastfeeding:

  1. Milk supply: For whatever reason, your milk supply might be dropping and making it difficult to continue breastfeeding.
  2. Time: It takes a lot of time to nurse your baby! It’s a lot 
  3. Mental Health: If you are under extreme stress from being the sole nutritional source for your baby, then you should stop. You can’t properly mother your baby if you are emotionally unstable. A happy mom is more important than a breastfed baby!
  4. Age of Child: Your child might be reaching an age where they are able to have cows milk and you’d like to stop breastfeeding.
  5. You just want to be done! You don’t have to have a reason other than you just don’t want to do it any more!

Have no fear!

If you’re stressed about saying goodbye to breastfeeding, a pacifier and a pacifier accessory can help you! If you’ve been using a newborn pacifier with your baby then a newborn pacifier can help you in the weaning process. When your baby would usually nurse, offer a pacifier instead. They can use nonnutritive sucking to help the nutritive weaning process easier! They will probably spit it out at first, which is frustrating, but stay consistent!

It’s frustrating when an infant pacifier keeps falling out. Weaning is stressful enough without having to search under couches and kitchen tables for newborn pacifiers! The Ingy Bingy Baby solves this problem! 

This pacifier wristband or pacifier bracelet allows you to secure any pacifier of your baby’s preference to a soft, buttery wristband that you can then secure around their wrist. Pacifier clips are great, but most babies won’t be able to locate and reliably put their pacifier in their mouth until they are 7 months old. Because babies instinctively raise their hands to their mouth, the Ingy Bingy Band has effectively put their infant pacifier right where they need it, whenever they need it! It has cut that 7 month wait in half for many babies (and parents)!  When your baby gets the desire to nurse, with the twist of the wrist, your baby can now self-soothe! 




The Ingy Bingy Band is not your everyday pacifier clip! This game-changing pacifier wristband helps babies self-soothe at a younger age than ever before! Instinctively, babies gnaw on their hands in an attempt to soothe. The Ingy Bingy pacifier wristband keeps their pacifier right where they’ll find it, allowing your baby to comfort and calm themselves while you do whatever it is you need to do!
Our buttery soft wristband comes in two styles to accommodate every pacifier.
Our Pacific style should be used when your baby’s pacifier holes are near their nose and chin when in use. It is most commonly used with Avent, BIBS, Dr. Brown’s, MAM, Nuby, NUK, Medela, FRIGG, Nanobébé, Tommee Tippee, and Chicco pacifiers. 
Our Sequoia style should be used when your baby’s pacifier holes are near their nose and chin when in use. It is most commonly used with Itzy Ritzy, Ryan & Rose, and The Dearest Grey pacifiers.  
If you are still unsure which pacifier wristband style is right for you, check out our style guide or text the name and/or picture of your preferred paci & we’ll let you know which style is right for you! 



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