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    Default sucking hands

    My two month old has began sucking her hands. I read that this could cause problems in B-feeding. What should I do?

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    It's totally normal... expect your baby's hand to start going in mouth constantly!! It really shouldn't effect your BF except that it is no longer a clear indicator that baby is hungry...you have to really learn your bay's other hunger cues.


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    This is a very normal infant thing, and typically doesn't affect the breastfeeding relationship. It can be a sign of hunger, or sometimes baby just wants to suck on something.
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    Sounds like she discovered her little hands.

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    yup! I agree with all the other pps. My lo sometimes gags on the whole hand, I am amazed she can fit the whole thing in her mouth. It's never when she is hungry, just when she wants to suck!
    -Katie

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    -First time mom to Courtney Ann 8-12-07
    -Became a mom of 2: Brendan Joseph was born 01-08-09
    -Breastfed both of them for one whole year
    -Now a new mom of 3: Emily Theresa born 12-14-11
    -Breastfeeding again and hope to go the full year!

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    My little Snack Pak will eat for 30 minutes, his belly about to pop, and still eat his hand immediately after feeding.
    Exclusively and every minute of it!!
    SAHM Magic Mama to Rowdy
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandperformancehorses View Post
    My little Snack Pak

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    I call my husband AND my 4 week old Snack Pack.

    DH is always trying to sneak snacks, yet he wants to lose 20 lbs!

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    Smile Re: sucking hands



    we try to nurse and suck on our hands... i have to fight the fist

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlk51496 View Post
    My lo sometimes gags on the whole hand, I am amazed she can fit the whole thing in her mouth. It's never when she is hungry, just when she wants to suck!
    Quote Originally Posted by hollandperformancehorses View Post
    My little Snack Pak will eat for 30 minutes, his belly about to pop, and still eat his hand immediately after feeding.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    we try to nurse and suck on our hands... i have to fight the fist

    This is my LO to a T!!! Sometimes she tries to fit both hands in her mouth! Now lately she has been trying to get her foot in her mouth....

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