An oral defense, also called oral rejection, is the point where a child can not stand near or in his mouth. Remedies call this “intolerance and denial.” The oral defense, if unrecognized, can immensely hurt or even stop the breastfeeding relationship. In babies, this happens in some ways, including refusing to eat/nourish, stifle, pry, eat, only during dozing, breastfeeding, bottle refusal, and so on. Oral defense mechanisms are often found in infants who had therapeutic intercessions, e.g., Nasogastric tubes or ventilators, in children with extreme reflux and tongue-bound infants, but sometimes it is not observed for any known reason. If your child shows signs that it is an oral defense, you should remember a few things when looking for help. Learn How To Prevent Oral Defensiveness.
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