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#1 of 4 Old 10-13-2010, 06:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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hi, my little guy is doing great, about 6 1/2 months old, with good wet and poopy diapers, EBF (just playing with solids a couple times a week).

lately he's been sucking on my chest after i've fed him and he's going down for a nap or evening bedtime. also, today he wanted to suck on my arm after i'd fed him.

he's used his thumb for comfort since he was 2 months and has never used my breasts for comfort sucking, even as a newborn.

could my supply be dipping? is his appetite increasing and my supply isn't keeping pace? could a baby who previously doesn't care about comfort sucking on mama be starting to need/want it?

what could it be?....

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hi, my little guy is doing great, about 6 1/2 months old, with good wet and poopy diapers, EBF (just playing with solids a couple times a week).

lately he's been sucking on my chest after i've fed him and he's going down for a nap or evening bedtime. also, today he wanted to suck on my arm after i'd fed him.


he's used his thumb for comfort since he was 2 months and has never used my breasts for comfort sucking, even as a newborn.

could my supply be dipping? is his appetite increasing and my supply isn't keeping pace? could a baby who previously doesn't care about comfort sucking on mama be starting to need/want it?

what could it be?....
teething?

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weelllllll..... he's been teething for awhile and has 2 teeth already, but this sucking on me is new....

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6 mo or thereabouts is a common spot for growth spurts, too. It may pass in a week or so.

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