I am a first time parent and had to make the major decision on whether or not to use a pacifier on my daughter. The hospital she was born in recommended against the use of pacifiers because they claimed that since I started out breastfeeding, my daughter would get the pacifier an breast confused. I went against the hospital's recommendations after a really stressful night of trying to soothe my newborn daughter in every other possible way and I have never been sorry. I didn't breastfeed very long because of nonrelated issues, but I can definitely say that this pacifier did not confuse her in the slightest. I have actually found that for the longest time, playtex was the only brand of pacifier my daughter would use. I think this has to do with the way they fit her mouth. Platex pacifiers are truly a Godsend because you can't throw a bottle in the baby's mouth every time she cries and these pacifiers still allow her to suck on something so she can soothe herself to sleep. The only problem I have found with these pacifiers is that is they are used continuously over a long period of time, the nipple gets sticky.