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A 33-year-old female asked:

I'm curious about my two month old not constantly having her hands clenched in fists. she grasps if you give her your finger. any concern?

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Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not at this time: Primitive reflexes tend to persist through age 3 months. Review this concern with your pediatrician in your baby's up coming visit.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Clinch response: Normal for now but aggravating at times.They grab your hair if you hold them too close. It relaxes with time to allow them to have a purposeful grab and release at 4-5 mo.Same thing curls their toes down till past a year.

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