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ben just turned 4 weeks old on friday, which puts him at a gestational age of 34 weeks.

one of the infant behaviors ben’s starting to exhibit is “rooting.”  rooting babies show signs of wanting to be breastfed: they tend to open and close their mouths during feeding times, and they have a tendency to move towards the breast when placed on  the mother’s chest.

unfortunately, ben’s rooting reflex is still a little unrefined, as he got pretty confused while kangarooing on dad the other day.  without warning, ben rolled his head, stuck his mouth on dad’s boob, and started sucking.  needless to say, dad was rather alarmed (and benig was presumably unsatisfied!)

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One Response to “rooting”

  1. on 13 Sep 2011 at 12:18 am Peppy

    Oh … poor Benig …. he must have really been confused needless to say also frustrated not to get his “meal”. Give him a few more weeks and he’ll be chomping away so Tatay better be on guard.

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