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Newborn Suck Training Exercises

Suck training exercises can work to increase baby's oral strength and help them transfer milk more effectively and efficiently.

  • Use CLEAN HANDS with short fingernails
  • Stroke baby's UPPER LIP to encourage him/her to open wide
  • Place your finger, nail side down, into baby's mouth around mid-tongue (if baby's tongue doesn't curl around your finger, stroke the roof of mouth)
  • Gently PRESS DOWN while stroking the tongue forward
  • Allow baby to suck your finger back into his/her mouth
  • Repeat this 3-4 times or until tongue comes forward over the gums

Questions? Schedule a consult with one of our lactation consultants to evaluate your baby's feeding. **Most major insurance accepted!**