suck reflex

suck reflex

see sucking reflex.
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Sucking/swallowing No sucking Poor sucking/ Watch the infant suck reflex, no swallowing swallowing on breast or bottle 3 4 Facial appearance Smiles or reacts to At rest and when stimuli by closing crying or stimulated.
Due to an immature digestive system, weak or absent suck reflex, breathing difficulties and/or other medical problems, a premature infant usually receives fluids and nutrition intravenously or through gavage tube-feedings.