Is It Dangerous When The Dodot Runs Out, But Is Still Smoked?

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Evening … nDoctor, I want to ask. Can we give dodot to the baby while the milk in it has run out. But the baby didn’t want to let go of her dodot.

1 Answer:

Hi Yeni,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Maybe you mean a pacifier?


Breastfeeding a baby with a pacifier is not actually an absolutely prohibited act. However, you should be careful in choosing the right pacifier to give to children. Because, improper use of a pacifier has the potential to confuse the baby with the nipple. In addition, a pacifier that has a hole that is too large can also result in a lot of gas being swallowed up into the baby's digestive tract when feeding. As a result, babies are more prone to experiencing flatulence, colic, frequent burping, frequent passing of gas, so they tend to be more fussy. Furthermore, the flow of milk that is too heavy when using a pacifier can also make the baby more prone to aspiration (a foreign substance that enters the lungs other than air).


You can observe from our explanation above, in giving a pacifier that still contains milk to babies you have to be extra careful. Especially if the dot is empty that you provide.


Giving an empty pacifier for the baby to suck on can make more gas enter the digestive tract. Therefore, actions like this should not be done often.


Need to clarify, how old is your baby at this time? Do you have any problems feeding your baby directly from the breast?


If you, for one reason or more, are unable to breastfeed your baby directly, you should choose a breastfeeding medium that is more appropriate for your baby, for example with a spoon, cupfeeder, or dropper. You can give a pacifier, but choose a pacifier specifically designed to prevent nipple confusion and prevent colic, which is a pacifier that won't drain if the baby doesn't suck it. In addition, avoid breastfeeding your baby while lying down, including at bedtime. If your baby wakes up when the pacifier is removed, you can soothe him by hugging or holding him while singing a relaxing lullaby that can make your baby comfortable.


It takes a long time to get the baby used to not being dependent on a pacifier. However, you must do this sooner or later. Because in addition to causing negative impacts as mentioned above, improper feeding of a pacifier according to various literatures also has the potential to cause disturbances in the growth of the baby's teeth, gums and jaw.


That's all for our explanation. For more details, please consult directly with a lactation consultant doctor or a pediatrician.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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