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Thumbs, Fingers, and Pacifiers – Pacifiers

  • A pacifier is an artificial nipple for a baby to suck on. It can be used when they are not hungry.

  • This need for extra sucking is called non-nutritive sucking. Infants soothe themselves by sucking.

  • Babies vary on how much of this they need. Some need very little. The pacifier is also called a soother, dummy or binky.

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