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Neonatal reflexes : . Moro reflex - occurs from birth until about 3 months of age. - When the baby is held in the supine position and the head is suddenly allowed to fall back, there is symmetrical opening of the arms before they close again (extension then flexion of the limbs). .

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neonatal reflexes
Neonatal reflexes :

Moro reflex

- occurs from birth until about 3 months of age.

- When the baby is held in the supine position and the head is suddenly allowed to fall back, there is symmetrical opening of the arms before they close again (extension then flexion of the limbs).

rooting reflex
Rooting reflex

- occurs from birth until about 4 months of age.

- When the baby is touched near the corner of the mouth, the baby will turn his head towards the stimulus. This is one of the baby milestones that is useful for getting babies to latch onto the breast - the baby will turn to the nipple if it is brushed on the baby's cheek

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sucking reflex
Sucking reflex
  • occurs from birth until about 4 months of age.
  • When an object is placed in the mouth, the baby will start sucking. This is one of the baby milestones that is vital for survival. Babies don't have to learn how to feed after birth, it is a natural reflex.
palmar grasp reflex
Palmar Grasp reflex
  • occurs from birth until about 3 months of age.
  • The baby will close his hand if an object is placed in the palm.
plantar grasp reflex
Plantar Grasp reflex
  • occurs from birth until about 10 months of age.
  • The baby will close his foot around an object is placed against the sole.