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Hey mamas, I had a beautiful boy at 35 weeks. Nicolas never needed to be in the NICU and roomed/came home with us.<br><br>
He's 2 weeks old now and both my SO and I have noticed he twitches. He doesn't do it too often, maybe 3 or so times a day but they can be very strong at times. Our ped doesn't seem too worried but it still worries me. We do a lot of KC with NIC and try to keep him as comforted as possible but the twitching still continues. Any advice? Should I not worry?
 

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does it happen as he's falling asleep? My guys have all done that, as they fall asleep their muscles twitch a bit. If it's not at that time though, I'd be concerned and defintiely would wnat to follow up with another ped.
 

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My dd was a 37 weeker and twitched for the first few months of her life. It was mostly her legs and she did it after waking up. She doesn't do it anymore and my ped was also not concerned.
 

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My daughter did that a lot as she was approaching term and our developmental doctor said that it was due to an immature nervous system.
 

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It's very normal, even full term babies have immature nervous systems. That's what causes the twitching. He'll outgrow it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It's due to an immature nervous system/low muscle tone. My DD does it too. I was told it was normal. HTH!
 

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I agree, it can be totally normal, but in my case I have it go both ways. My 32 weekers both did it alot, and they are fine. My 36 weeker, who is 5 now, started it a few days after birth and within a week was having seizures.
 

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Thanks mamas for all the reassurance. He does it mostly while asleep as either Dad or I hold him KC style. He also startles easily but he'll remain asleep. We're on our way to the peds for our first WBV so I'll bring it up again but it sounds like it's as normal so I feel a bit better.
 
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