Why Does A Baby 1 Month And 2 Weeks Sleep Always Actively Moving?

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Good night doctor. I am a new mother. I want a consultation, my baby is around 1 month 2 weeks, every night he always actively moves his arms and legs like he doesn’t sleep well. But it doesn’t wake up, it just moves along with straining. Do I think my baby is still hungry, but after I give breast milk and go back to sleep then active again.

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Hello Tiya Munawaroh, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.


The movement of the baby's arms and legs during sleep (which is sometimes accompanied by straining or a certain sound) is a normal baby reflex. These movements are involuntary movements of the baby (also called jitteriness). Sister does not need to worry because these movements are normal reflexes and are very common in babies. Generally, this reflex motion will disappear before the bay turns 9 months of age, and only 11% stay until the age of 1 year. various studies reveal that the existence of jitteriness in infants and the length of time the baby experiences it has no effect on the growth and development of children. It is recommended to continue breastfeeding at least every 2 hours, keep clean (wash hands after or before touching the baby and the environment around the baby), keep the baby always warm and always provide sensory and motor stimulus to the baby.

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