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12. A baby sucks all the time


12. A baby sucks all the time

The tip of the ear of his teddy bear, the label of your waistcoat ... Your baby sucks or chews what passes him on hand, most of the day. Already in your belly, your baby had the reflex to suck. This sucking movement has nothing to do with the one used to feed. It is faster and less regular than the nutrient movement. For up to 4-6 months, this non-nutritive sucking is essential because it helps to regulate swallowing and breathing. From 6 months, suck, swallow and breathe will become coordinated and voluntary actions.