Q:

how much ever I feed my baby he is putting fingers in mouth.. why is it so??



dear rekha , babies put finger in mouth not jus for feeding. its somtines when they need to suck to soothe n when they feel sleepy also .

it's not about feeding.. baby is learning something new and so exploring...so I guess it's not related to feeding

but how to make him not put hand in mouth

the baby is.very small..in this age they take finger in.mouth to express hunger, sleep, sucking reflex , to calm themselves. taking finger does not always mean the baby is hungry .

A baby has a strong suckling reflex and hence will want to suckle anything that is possible. Additionally they want to learn about their world and hence explore with all their senses. Taste is also a sense and they will taste anything possible. Do not worry and do not keep pulling the hand out.

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