Pacifiers (also known as “soothers”) are one of the heated debate topics amongst various health professionals (pediatricians, family doctors, dentists and lactation specialists, to name a few) as well as parents. There is a lot of information available on pacifiers, but unfortunately there is no “gold standard”. This blog post represents my personal view on pacifiers and I have based this view on as much evidence as I could research. At the very least, it will provide you with additional food for thought. For me, the use of a pacifier is a parental decision and not one to be made by a health professional.