Tongue Sucking

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Registered: 01-29-2007
Tongue Sucking
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Sat, 12-15-2007 - 8:45pm

Hi Moms -- my daughter is 3.5 months and she has been what looks like "sucking her tongue" - almost like she would suck on a pacifier (which she does not like).


Has anyone experienced this with their children?

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Registered: 01-01-2004
In reply to: bap1218
Sun, 12-16-2007 - 12:45am
Are you nursing her?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-29-2007
In reply to: bap1218
Sun, 12-16-2007 - 10:50am

Hi,


Yes, I am nursing and she does it both awake and asleep.


Thank you


Brooke

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Registered: 01-01-2004
In reply to: bap1218
Sun, 12-16-2007 - 11:01am
Is she sucking hard or does it just look like it does when she nurses?

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Registered: 05-18-2006
In reply to: bap1218
Sun, 12-16-2007 - 3:42pm

Johnathon still does that in his sleep and he is a year old. It is normal. Don't worry.


Heather


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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-29-2007
In reply to: bap1218
Mon, 12-17-2007 - 1:05pm

Thanks for your replies - I feel better that it is something normal.


I just wonder if it is safer to suck on a pacifier than their tongue/lips.


Oh well -- you are right though, it is cute to watch :-)


Thanks again
Brooke

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Registered: 01-01-2004
In reply to: bap1218
Mon, 12-17-2007 - 4:44pm
If you get them started on a paci, then you have to break them of the habit later on.

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Registered: 02-28-2007
In reply to: bap1218
Mon, 12-31-2007 - 5:15pm
It was a problem for me at first, as she would suck on her tongue instead of nursing properly. After about a month she got the hang of nursing, so thats good, but she still sucks her tongue. The dr isn't concerned, so I'm not. She's happy and healthy, so thats all that really matters.

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Registered: 01-29-2007
In reply to: bap1218
Tue, 01-01-2008 - 10:31am

Thanks!

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Registered: 07-02-2008
In reply to: bap1218
Wed, 07-02-2008 - 5:11pm
My son is 2 years old now and has been sucking his tongue while he sleeps ever since he gave up his pacifier a little over a year ago.
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Registered: 01-29-2007
In reply to: bap1218
Wed, 07-02-2008 - 8:11pm

Thanks -that would be great.