The Diving Reflex in Healthy Infants in the First Year of Life

  title={The Diving Reflex in Healthy Infants in the First Year of Life},
  author={Fleming Salvador Pedroso and Rudimar dos Santos Riesgo and Tanira Gatiboni and Newra Tellechea Rotta},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  pages={168 - 171}
A cohort study was conducted with a random sample of 33 healthy infants evaluated at birth and at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 12 months to determine the frequency of respiratory rate changes in response to air blown over the face (diving reflex) in the first year of life, and to standardize the description of diving reflex occurrence. All 33 infants remained neurologically normal throughout follow-up. Diving reflex was observed in 95.3% of newborns and in 100% of infants between 2 and 6 months of… 

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