What are the Primitive Reflections of the Newborn?

The primitive reflexes of the newborn are the reflexes that the neonates perform involuntarily. In the medical literature, in addition to primitive reflex, a great variety of terms have also been used: primary neonatal reflexes, reflexes of development, reflexes and infantile reactions or automatisms (García-Alix and Quero, 2012). Some movements are spontaneous, which are presented as part of the habitual … Read more