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Here are the hidden benefits of comfort suckling or nursing

Written by Editorial Team | Published : February 7, 2019 5:16 PM IST



We all know that breastfeeding is important for a child. You get to connect to your baby deeply through breastfeeding. However, there are times when your baby is not hungry and still stuck to your breast. Well, this is when he/she is comforting. There are various terms for this process including prolonged suckling, comfort suckling or comfort nursing. You will experience this most often during the initial days post birth. According to doctors, the way breastfeeding helps your baby get all the important nutrients, comfort nursing helps him/her get the emotional support needed to feel safe and secure. Here, we help you with some other reasons why comfort nursing is important for you and your child.



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Helps baby to sleep well: Post birth of your baby, it takes time for him/her to establish sleep cycle. During this time, it will be easier for you to put him/her to sleep feeding a little longer than required.