International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016


A Study to Assess the Sucking Reflex of Neonates Born at Selected Hospitals

Charanpreet Kaur, Mukesh Chandra Sharma


Abstract: Introduction A reflex is a movement or action that is performed involuntarily or automatically. Reflexes perform many of our basic body functions. Many of newborn babys body movements are due to reflexes. Some reflex movements occur spontaneously as part of babys normal day to day activities, other occur in response to other triggers.1Sucking problem is a cause of concern for many new mothers, that makes the mothers worried about their babies. Objectives To assess the sucking reflex of newborn. Method A descriptive approach was used in assessing sucking reflex of neonates, 120 samples were selected by probability sampling technique. Demographic Performa & Early feeding skill assessment tool used for data collection. Results It showed that majority of the neonates 97 (80.8 %) were having very good sucking reflex, 23 (19.2 %) were having fair sucking reflex.


Keywords: Sucking reflex, Neonate


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016,


Pages: 1268 - 1270


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Charanpreet Kaur, Mukesh Chandra Sharma, "A Study to Assess the Sucking Reflex of Neonates Born at Selected Hospitals", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20163729, Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016, 1268 - 1270

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