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Is she hungry or does she just like to do this?

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3plus2 Thu 01-Nov-12 10:29:15

Sucking clothes, fists, my sleeves etc? She seems happy in herself but she always sucking her fingers ? Her tops are constantly wet sad she has done this for a few weeks now? She is 13 weeks and ebf

WantAnOrange Thu 01-Nov-12 11:20:58

In a newborn I would say she was rooting for food but babies find sucking comforting so it's probable a comfort thing. Plus babies learn a lot more from putting something in their mouth than they do from looking at it. Its a normal developmental stage.

KatAndKit Thu 01-Nov-12 15:32:14

At 13 weeks I would say she has discovered the fact that she can make her hand go in her mouth and is enjoying exploring things with her mouth and seeing what they taste and feel like. At a similar stage I thought it was hunger and kept offering a feed but then DS got irritated with me - I thought he was fussing but really he just was not hungry.

3plus2 Thu 01-Nov-12 16:06:26

Brill will leave her to it the. smile)

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