Dr. Susan Heitler’s book David Decides About Thumbsucking is a story for children, plus a guide for parents and professionals.



Why do babies suck on thumbs, fingers, and pacifiers as these do not give forth milk or anything nutritional?

Which is preferable, a pacifier or thumbsucking?

What aspects of sucking habits do parents of toddlers want to prevent?

What situations trigger sucking in the preschool years?

Can sucking cause speech defects?

Can thumb and fingersucking increase risks to physical health?