Optimal positions for the release of primitive neonatal reflexes stimulating breastfeeding.

Suzanne D Colson 1, Judith H Meek, Jane M Hawdon Abstract Background: Despite widespread skills-teaching, 37% of UK mothers initiating breastfeeding stop by six weeks suggesting a need to reappraise current support strategies. Rooting, sucking and swallowing have been studied extensively but little is known about the role other primitive neonatal reflexes (PNRs) might play to support breastfeeding. Aims: To describe and compare PNRs observed … Read More