digit sucking

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digit suck·ing

(dijit sŭking)
Sucking fingers, thumbs, or toes.
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Digit sucking is a common phenomenon in the paediatric age group, which represents the earliest form of habitual manipulation of the body.
In our case, patient was aged 10 years, duration and frequency was intense and the child and parent were willing to undergo treatment to intercept digit sucking habit and the child was in late mixed dentition period.
This study assessed the associations between pacifier use, digit sucking, child care attendance, and breastfeeding cessation among 1387 infants in the Iowa Fluoride Study.