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My baby keeps sucking on his bottom lip. is this bad? what doea it mean?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

I don't think so: You don't state his/her age! it may be more important if he/she has teeth.

Answered 1/30/2014

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Self soothing: The lips are supplied with a tremendous density of sensory nerves that send pleasure sensations to the brain. This aids babies first latch on & feed when they have never ever had hunger.The pleasure persists with the finger/pacifier/nail chewing as they age & contributes to our difficulty in breaking such habits as smoking.

Answered 11/28/2017

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