Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mso | 2009/11/11

Q.

thumb sucking

hi, my baby is ten weeks old and has started suckin her thumb, i usually put her on the breast when she does so, to breastfeed but at times at night i cant because i cannot see her. please tell me how to ensure it doesnt o further than infancy and is it normal?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common indeed and there is no need for concern. Your baby will give up this habit by herself with time.

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