Neural Abnormal Exam - Newborn reflexes - suck, root

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This is a 3 weeks old infant.
  • There is some sucking but it is not as vigorous or sustained as it should be.
  • The pacifier can be easily pulled from the mouth.
  • There is no root reflex, which is a definite abnormality, and this baby has had problems with feeding.



Newborn Abnormal Links: behaviour | cranial nerves | Newborn Tone - resting posture | upper extremity‎ | arm traction | arm recoil | scarf sign | hand position | lower extremity | leg traction‎ | leg recoil‎‎ | popliteal angle‎ | heel to ear | neck tone | head lag‎ | head control | Newborn Positions - prone | ventral suspension | vertical suspension | Newborn Reflexes - deep tendon reflexes | plantar reflex‎ | suck, root | Moro | Galant | stepping‎ | grasp | Newborn Head - head shape and sutures‎ | head circumference‎


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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, June 16) Embryology Neural Abnormal Exam - Newborn reflexes - suck, root. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Neural_Abnormal_Exam_-_Newborn_reflexes_-_suck,_root

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