My best friend has a foster daughter who's 17 and sucks her thumb (so hard that she has a callous). She doesn't do it in public or anything like that, but apparently she sleeps that way, or sometimes if they're watching a movie or TV she will without thinking. She's totally neurotypical, btw, and seems pretty well-adjusted now (does pretty well in school, stays out of trouble -- my friends have had her for 3 or 4 years now, though she was in residential care before they got her). Her teeth are crooked, and I didn't even make the connection that it could possibly be related to the thumb-sucking until this thread. Huh. (Though I suppose they could just be a little crooked because some people's teeth are a little crooked.)Yeeska
-- I am kind of irrationally paranoid about tongue tie. I have no reason to suspect this baby will have it, but it seems like a particularly hard problem to get diagnosed and fixed right away for some reason.MissE
-- I couldn't tell from your reply post if you got the tubing figured out. It doesn't go straight in the bottle (no milk should enter the tubes), but rather hooks up to the horns that screw on to the bottles. Here's a pic:
They sell just replacement tubes for $8.50 on Amazon, but they're actually cheaper than that at 2 of our drugstores in town. (And it would be way cheaper to get replacement tubes and the one replacement horn than the entire "replacement kit" which is around $50.)
I think I had something to post about actually prepping for nursing, but now I've forgotten.
I'll post again if it comes to me!