Thumb sucking

Hi, the baby is having the habit of thumb sucking right from 6 months old and she doesn't leave it. She is 4 yo and still she sucks. We said her to leave it but she is not at all obeying. What should I do?

And at 4 years, her speech is somewhat not clear or slurred speech when compared to other same 4yo kids.

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Dr. K.Santosh Kumar Chennai | Pediatrician
Hi am Dr.Santoshkumar a pediatrician, your child needs evaluation kindly get a pediatric consultation. Thumb sucking may be a sign of insecurity/ fear. It could affect her dentition.
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