On the advice of our lactation consultant, we cut out bottles and pacifiers several weeks ago. Both were introduced around the same time that Lydia refused to nurse. Now that nursing is going better, and we will be reintroducing an occasional bottle next week, I went ahead and tried the pacifier again. We already knew Lydia liked it, but I was relieved to see that she is still nursing well. Hopefully, it will help alot with her fussing at night. I'm getting tired of her needing to suck on my finger, or other parts!