Re: Comfort Sucking
The myth about comfort sucking starting bad habits is just that: a myth. A baby who prefers to nurse to sleep is not a baby with a bad habit; she's a baby with an entirely natural sleep strategy which is sometimes an inconvenient one for mom and dad. But it's not a habit that will in any way damage the baby!
There's tons of research out there on the importance of unrestricted nursing- though I don't know if there's any that specifically addresses comfort nursing as opposed to nutritive nursing. This article talks about some of the benefits and reasons why comfort nursing is good for baby and for you: http://thebabybond.com/ComfortNursing.html
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"