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Hands and body shakes for a second ... it happens randomly sometimes 5 times in an hour . he has a very small pof in the heart he is 5 days old?

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Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Newborn shaking: Newborn babies exhibit a reflex called the startle reflex which can look like the baby is shaking. It can be in response to loud noises, touching them suddenly, temperature changes, or other types of stimulation. You can bring this on by lifting up their arms then letting them go and they shake a bit. This is normal. If the shaking persists, I would check this out with your doctor.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2015

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