My 7 month old baby easts enthusiastically, but puts his fingers (index and middle) in his mouth after every spoon. I thought may be he's pushing the food back to his throat, but it doesn't seem like it. He's only letting some drip out. On the few occasions that he doesn't do this, he has no difficulty swallowing his purees.
He also grabs the spoon from our hand and keeps sucking on it for a couple minutes. We first thought that may be this means he's full and just wants to play, but he does it after only a couple spoonsful, and after playing with it for some time, is ready to be fed again.
Are these things bad habits? Why do babies do this? Should I address them, if so, how?