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My baby keeps giving herself hickies which turn into huge bruises. Is there anyway to make her stop?

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Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

She may be sucking on her arms or elsewhere because she "needs" to suck.
One easy solution would be to introduce a pacifier, so she won't keep "bruising" herself.

In brief: Yes

She may be sucking on her arms or elsewhere because she "needs" to suck.
One easy solution would be to introduce a pacifier, so she won't keep "bruising" herself.
Dr. Marc Wager
Dr. Marc Wager
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In brief: I have never seen...

...Any baby manage to give herself a huge bruise by the hickey method.
I'd have a doctor take a look; exaggerated bruising can be a sign of abnormal blood clotting, such as itp.

In brief: I have never seen...

...Any baby manage to give herself a huge bruise by the hickey method.
I'd have a doctor take a look; exaggerated bruising can be a sign of abnormal blood clotting, such as itp.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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