my baby s 4mnth old.nw he has a finger suckng tendency every tim.im worried to see dat.s t bcoz my breast milk s insufficient for him or s t jzt a habit


Ritika Kaushik

just a habit...don't worry

Charu Sareen Gujjal(TheMomSagas)

It may just be a habit. If your baby is urinating a minimum of 6 to 8 times in a day, then his milk intake is sufficient too.

Neha Agarwal

Nasheehath, here is what Babychakra's expert Dr Riddhi Chandarana has to say to your question. She has also give u a quick tip :) This happens only on Babychakra!
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Hello . Sucking fingers is a tendency most babies have . It's not always a sign of hunger . Now that babies grow , babies have the tendency to explore their world , including their own body . Sucking on fingers is just one of their ways to explore their own body . You will eventually also see sucking on toe . And this is normal & natural .
Please do not try to restrict this or apply anything or make them wear mittens so that they do not do this .
Also this is not the sign of insufficient breast milk .

Quick tip - to know if your milk is enough , check the baby s weight gain & urine output .

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hope u find it useful. where are you based btw ?

Rajeshwari Phadtare

Agree with Neha.... Infact till a certain age sucking on the finger provides them a sense of comfort. Once you introduce solid foods this habit will gradually fade away.

Pooja Shetty

At what age should we be worried if our Lil ones continue with the habit?

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