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What should you expect in your 1-month-old's motor skills development?

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A newborn can do a lot in their first month. They were born with reflexes like sucking. Soon after birth, they learn how to latch onto a nipple to eat. They can close their fist around your finger. They can push out their arms and legs and pull them back in. That’s called the Moro reflex. A 1-month-old may be able to turn their head while lying on their stomach. But their necks aren’t strong enough to hold it upright. Put a hand under your baby’s head whenever you them .

From: Baby Development: Your 1-month-old WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Curtis, Glade B, MD, MPH, and Judith Schuler, MS. . Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

KidsHealth: ''Growth and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old.'' 

Nishitani S, Miyamura T, Tagawa M, Sumi M, Takase R, Doi H, et al. The calming effect of a maternal breast milk odor on the human newborn infant. . 2009;63:66-71. Neuroscience Research

Interview with Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician with Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Curtis, Glade B, MD, MPH, and Judith Schuler, MS. . Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

KidsHealth: ''Growth and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old.'' 

Nishitani S, Miyamura T, Tagawa M, Sumi M, Takase R, Doi H, et al. The calming effect of a maternal breast milk odor on the human newborn infant. . 2009;63:66-71. Neuroscience Research

Interview with Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician with Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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