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Learn All About Newborn Reflexes

Learn All About Newborn Reflexes

Update: 2023-07-10


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.

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Learn All About Newborn Reflexes

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