Infants Aged 1 Month Often Suck Hands?

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want to ask if the baby is always sucking hands. what is that? 1 month old more

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There are several reasons babies often suck hands, including:

Babies do get a sense of comfort and tranquility from sucking something in their mouth (not always hands, but also sucking breast nipples when suckling, sucking pacifier, etc.).
Babies are born with physiological reflexes called rooting reflexes and sucking reflexes that are useful for helping babies suckle, and also hand to mouth reflexes. These physiological reflexes also make babies often put something (including their hands or whatever they are holding) in their mouths and suck it.
Hand sucking can also be a sign that the baby feels hungry
In older babies, sucking hands can indicate the baby is teething

This condition is a very normal condition in infants. You just need to make sure that the baby really has enough to drink milk, and also make sure your baby's hands are clean. There is nothing you need to do to prevent the baby from putting his hand in his mouth, in general this habit will disappear by itself as the baby grows older.

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