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    Default sleeping but sucking once off the breast

    Most times after nursing my LO falls asleep. While I hold him for a bit before putting him down he moves his lips as if he were sucking. He's doing this in his sleep, so I'm not sure if I should put him back on breast and wake him or let him sleep. I tend to let him sleep and if he wakes up fussy then I put him back on my breast. Maybe I've just answered my own question
    Last edited by nywifey; March 26th, 2007 at 10:08 AM.
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    Default Re: sleeping but sucking once off the breast

    My baby does that too! I think he's having a wonderful dream about drinking breastmilk!
    Caylen Koen Chew (25/05/06)
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    Default Re: sleeping but sucking once off the breast

    Completely normal...and its actually sort of a self-comforting thing. I would do just as you are doing...let him sleep and then if he wakes up and wants more, give it to him! Great job!

    Erin
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    Default Re: sleeping but sucking once off the breast

    thanks
    Mom to Colin Robert - Born on January 28, 2007

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