Describe the stages of neonate reactivity
1st period of reactivity: During the first 30 minutes after birth, your infant will be very alert, may cry vigorously, may suck greedily on his fist, and will appear very interested in his environment. Your infant's eyes will probably be open, will have a vigorous suck reflex at this time, creating a great opportunity for you to breastfeed.
Second stage of the first reactive period: which generally lasts 2 to 4 hours. Your baby will enter a state of sleep and relative calmness.
Second period of reactivity: begins when your baby awakens from his deep sleep.