Sucking for comfort?

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  1. Lulabell

    Lulabell Well-Known Member

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    Joshua seems to be doing this alot lately. Especially at night time. Sometimes latched on for 45 mins or more. I can tell he isn't sucking for a feed by the way he is moving his jaw. What can I do other then a dummy? Or will I just have to give in a give him one at night?x
     
  2. ForestLas80

    ForestLas80 Well-Known Member

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    I found this with Fin and decided to go for a dummy when he needs to sleep and then take it out of his mouth when he's asleep. Some babies are really "sucky" and better a dummy than my boobs was my thinking! when he's on the boob he eats-when he's got a dummy he's resting or sleeping. I plan on weaning Fin off the dummy by the time he's 1. Not an easy decision but it might save u hours of him latched onto you.
     
  3. pinkyprincess

    pinkyprincess Well-Known Member

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    I just let him stay on at the moment. It's only in the daytime he does it! Do start removing him gently after a while tho.


     
  4. Maria1977

    Maria1977 Well-Known Member

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    Oz used to do this, even up to being a year old lol. He would never take a dummy, even if he was asleep and we did a quick swap he'd wake up, take it out his mouth, laugh at it and throw it away lol

    I used to let him comfort suck. Once he was in a deep sleep I could unlatch him, but then keep him laying on/close to me til he returned to the deep sleep then I was able to move him without him waking.

    xxxx
     
  5. graci9

    graci9 Well-Known Member

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    My baby does the comfort sucking too.... Tried three types of dummies but my baby doesn't
    want it... Makes a horrible face and straight away pushes it out ( with force), if I try to keep it in starts
    crying... So I let her comfort on my breast as nothing else works at the moment!!!
     

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