This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast we’re talking all about newborn reflexes! Did you know that when your sweet baby is born they come into this world with 6 distinct reflexes?
Yep, it’s true. And if you’ve got a newborn at home, you’ve probably already witnessed them without even knowing it! Have you ever tickled the sole of your newborn’s foot and watched their toes curl? Or maybe you brushed their cheek with your finger, and they instantly opened up their mouth.
Sure, these little actions are pretty adorable to watch, but did you know that there’s actually a purpose for them? Today we’re going to learn all about this fascinating topic.
After this episode, keep up the newborn education by listening to EP169: 10 Surprisingly Common Newborn Behaviors with Dr. Mona Amin!
Topics covered in the episode
- What are newborn reflexes?
- What reflexes are newborns born with?
- What is the rooting reflex and when does it develop?
- What is the sucking reflex and when does it develop?
- What is the Moro reflex and when does it develop?
- What is the tonic neck reflex (fencing reflex) and when does it develop?
- What is the grasp and Babinski reflex and when does it develop?
- What is the stepping reflex and when does it develop?
- Why are newborn reflexes important?
- How was the Moro reflex discovered?
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