sucking fist

Suzy - posted on 07/17/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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hi ladies, my 2 1/2 month son is sucking on his fist a lot. I tried different types of pacifiers but he won't take them. what should I do?

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Sylvia - posted on 07/17/2012

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Sometimes they do that when they're hungry, so see if he's telling you he wants to nurse. If not, then he's doing it because he's not hungry but wants to suck on something. (Sucking is a physiological need that often doesn't go away until age 2-3.) No need for mummy to spend money on pacifiers when you can suck your own delicious fist for free :-)

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Sarah - posted on 07/17/2012

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Feed him. Fist sucking is one of the first/early signs of hunger. If he continues to do it after he is fed, then let him.

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