Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mom | 2009/12/11

Q.

Thumb sucking infant

Hi

My daughteris only 2 months old and has already started sucking her thumb esp when she' s hungry and when she' s tired. She is onlt breastfed.I am worried about her growing up with this habit? Is there anything we can do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is nothing that you need to do. This is very common. Your baby may stop quite soon which is the usual experience.Some babies take much longer to stop,but always do so by themdselves.

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Posted by: mams | 2009/12/14

hi,
No, theres nothing to worry about i have a 9mnth old boy also sucking his finger since 4months,i know its a bit worrying.

Reply to mams
Posted by: Beth | 2009/12/12

No it' s comforting for her.My 4 mth son also sucking his thumb and he will stop at his own time...

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