Q: 8 week old hand movements

Katie - posted on 09/14/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is 8 weeks and very happy, he smiles and coos and makes eye contact. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else LO open and closes their hands when they are frustrated/hungry? Sometimes when he is bf he kinda "kneads" my breast, reminds me of a cat lol! He is my second and my lil girl is 3 and I can't remember if she did this. Just looking for some feedback. He goes for his check up in a week but I wanted some other moms opinions.

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Silvia - posted on 09/16/2012

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My son is also 8 weeks old. I wouldn't say he opens and closes his hands but he does moves them around a lot when he is frustrated. He rubs his face when he cries and is hungry. When I am feeding him, he does keep his hand on my breast just like you described.

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Margaret - posted on 09/26/2012

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My 8 week old does this also, you have nothing to worry about, she is also a breastfed baby.

Mikey - posted on 09/26/2012

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My son kneeds while eating as well...and I am not breast feeding. I'm guessing this must be a developmental behavior.

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