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Bottle feeding comfort sucking

Is it alright to let my baby continue to suck on the bottle after it's empty? It's a playtex nurser, so I don't think she'll get air. She just likes to non-nutritive suck after she's done eating when she's at the breast and I'm trying to find a way for the in-laws to keep her calm when they watch her.

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doubleyouteeeff

Asked by doubleyouteeeff at 2:50 AM on Apr. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • gas get a pacifier maybe ?
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 2:58 AM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • pacifier. Also, when my babies sucked the bottle dry, that usually meant that they were still hungry.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:08 AM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Pacifier. She is still getting air.

    I also agree with anon. If my boys kept sucking after it was empty, they were still hungry. Sometimes it only took another ounce, sometimes two.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:39 AM on Apr. 19, 2009

  • Get a pacifier or two. They'll be your best friend :D
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 7:02 AM on Apr. 19, 2009

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