Soothie pacifier before 4 weeks?

Khadija • I like to think I`m cool. Happy and Silly mama of 2!!. Engaged to a strikingly persistent man.

The lactation consultant had advised waiting 4 weeks before letting my baby use a pacifier to avoid nipple confusion. However I’ve noticed that sometimes my son just wants to suckle on something and I’ve been offering him my breast to my chagrin. They’re now super sore and tender to any type of touch.

Another nurse had weighed in and said that with enough curbing he could take the pacifier and still successfully breastfeed.

Anyone have experience with either waiting or deciding to just go for it?