Just recently my lo (who is 3 months) starting pulling off the breast after the flow slows and she will just look around with her big blue eyes and up at me and sometimes smile and then go right back to eating for a few more sucks and then pull off again and do the same thing. Of course i cant help but think how adorable she is when she does this but am allowing a bad habit to start if encourage this in anyway by smiling at her or laughing when she does it??
Also she has in the past few weeks become very fascinated by sticking her hands in her mouth and just in the last week or so became coordinated enough to stick her thumb in her mouth and suck on it. Both myself and my hubby are reluctant to let her thumbsuck so we always end up pulling it out and sticking her binky in instead (this is usually after she has eaten) because we figure if it comes to breaking the habit at least we have control over the binky. But at the same time if we do take the binky away from her at some point (hopefully soon) it seems like she will just resort to sucking her thumb. So im not sure what to do?? Anybody have some advice?