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Child keeping thumb in mouth. Will it be a problem for breast feeding? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Sep-2013
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User:Hi, I've a query about my son. He is 2 months 20 days old and he is on Mother feeding. He started keeping his right hand thumb into his mouth. Should we stop him or should we allow him to suck his finger? If we allow him, will he drink enough milk from his mother?
Thanks for your anticipated help.
Doctor:is this your current query?
User:Yes Doctor!
Doctor:please give me a minute while I read the query
Doctor:let him suck the finger
Doctor:Nothing harmful in it
Doctor:it will disappear before 5 years of age
Doctor:It will not come in the way of his feeding
User:oh ok...What heard was, if the kid is allowed to suck the finger, he will not drink enough milk
User:ok ok
Doctor:is there any other query?
User:what happens is - in the nights , he used to wake up 2 or 3 times for milk..
User:now he is sucking the finger and not waking up for milk
User:is this normal ?
Doctor:it is normal
User:ok Thanks Doctor
User:Thanks for your advice
User:and for your time
Doctor:take care
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:Bye for now
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