Behaviour and psychosocial needs of newborn

Authors: Lenka Šulová 1;  Tomáš Fait 2
Authors‘ workplace: Katedra psychologie FF UK, Praha 1;  Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha 2
Published in: Prakt Gyn 2015; 19(2): 131-135
Category: Neonatology: Review article


Neonatal period takes 4–12 weeks after delivery. It is characterized by dominance of sleep. Nevertheless the early contact with mother is important for mother and child. It is useful for development of the maternal behavior. Besides inborn reflexes newborns develop sense perception and use inborn ability for learning. Theory of the attachment about specific binding of child and mother anticipate it as the base of all other social interactions. Its disturbance have serious consequences for personal development.

Key words:
attachment – maternal behavior – neonatal period


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