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Yes I do give her a pacifier but only to go to sleep and if she is a bit upset etc. Per UK government recommendations, she gets 600ml (21 US fl oz) of milk per day. I give her 2 bottles of 7 fl oz and she also gets another 5fl oz in her porridge. Throughout the day she gets various yoghurts and egg/rice custard which has baby milk too, therefore making up the required daily intake. Her sippy cup is 7 fl oz and she happily takes her water from this throughout the day.
What is the pscychological basis for the sucking, why is it so important? Also, if she is sucking from the cup (sippy cup) is this sufficient?