I'm shocked that this wasn't covered in my child care class. It's definitely something new mothers should know about! I'm sure that a lot of new parents over feed their babies because of the rooting reflex. It's a good thing I found this article -- as I plan to have children in the future.
I know that a lot of mothers feed their children too often to keep them quiet and happy – but I always wondered if that affected the baby when it gets older. I know that what you eat affects your babies taste in food, so why wouldn't habits of eating all the time form too?