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Is an unclenching fist normal in a newborn?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das


Practicing since :2005

Answered : 3803 Questions

Posted on Sat, 4 Nov 2017 in Child Health
Question: My new born baby is 1 week old and does not clench his hands is it ok?
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is ok

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Yes, it is absolutely ok that your newborn child does not clench his hands. It is normal and you need not worry.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng

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