Pacifiers. Binkies. Dummies. No matter what you call them, it’s likely you’ll receive some for your baby before he’s even born. Should you use them? You may have heard about “nipple confusion,” in which a baby’s understanding of how to suckle from a mother’s nipple is undercut by the different feel of suckling on an artificial nipple such as on a pacifier or infant bottle. How can you make sure that doesn’t happen to your baby? What should you consider when deciding whether to introduce a pacifier, or how to do so? What benefits, and risks, might there be to using a pacifier with a breastfed baby? Tune in to this episode so you’ll be able to make an informed decision about pacifiers.