October 30, 2012

Nursing Tip of the Day! - Maternal Neonatal Nursing

Category: Maternal Neonatal Nursing 
The normal full-term infant should have a strong suck reflex, which is elicited when the lips or palate are stimulated. The reflex is weaker in preterm or ill neonates. Blisters may be present on the newborn's hands due to strong sucking before birth.