A member asked:
should i be worried that my baby uses my arm as a pacifier?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Pappas answered
22 years experience Pediatrics
No: Doesn't sound like a big deal...Your arm is there, so why not just suck on it? Makes sense to your little one. Eventually, your little one will move on to just a passy. In the meantime, when he/she starts to suck on your arm, place a pacifier in his/her mouth and take your arm away. It will get better..Just takes time. Have you ever seen a teenager still sucking on their parents arms? Me either.
Answered on Jul 28, 2015
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Not unless a baby uses a parent's arm as a pacifier to go to sleep, should the parent be too concerned. The reason is that if a baby gets used to chomping on a parent's arm in order to fall asleep, then the baby will have a hard time falling asleep on his own (without the parent holding him).
Answered on Jun 5, 2011
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