Your Baby, Week 6

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Many of a newborn’s movements are involuntary reflexes. You’ve probably noticed that if you brush his cheek with your nipple or your fingers, he’ll instinctively turn toward your breast or the bottle.

As your baby’s nervous system begins to mature, these reflexes give way to purposeful behaviors.

As you watch your baby grow and develop, you may find yourself comparing your baby to others’ and wondering what’s normal and what’s not.

Every baby develops differently and at his or her own pace. However, moms have maternal instincts for a reason. If something about your baby doesn’t seem right to you, don’t hesitate to call your pediatrician.

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