Q. My 9 months old baby is addicted to thumb sucking. How to break the habit?

Answered by
Dr. Sajeev Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 23, 2019 and last reviewed on: Oct 25, 2019

Hello doctor,

My 9 months old baby boy is addicted to thumb sucking while sleeping and other time also. What to do to break the habit of thumb sucking?

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The habit of thumb sucking by the babies is related to probably lack of breastfeeding, and sometimes it is seen as habitual sucking. It is reported to be due to a lack of care and insecurity are also the reasons.

You can gently remove his thumb whenever you see and when he can understand, you can tell him that it is a bad habit. You need not worry as most of the children grow out of this habit by themselves if left alone.


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