My wife and I had our first 6 days ago and have been having a lot of trouble to get him to sleep at night. We were exclusively breastfeeding until we found we needed to supplement a bit to get him the correct amount of food, at least until my wife's milk had come in. Now her milk is in, but the bottle has seemingly already caused some damage, and seemingly led to some nipple confusion.
We were told from lactation consultants and some literature that pacifiers can further lead to nipple confusion, but it seems that many claim Soothies do not, or at least minimize it. Can anyone offer insight on this? Ideally we'd be able to use the soothie at night to help with him falling asleep during his screaming stage. I don't see how using a soothie over a pinkie finger would be any different, we're already using the pinkie finger to help calm him down, but the angle of your wrist can get quite painful while holding him for 20-30 minutes at a time trying to calm him.