rooting reflex

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Related to rooting reflex: Babinski reflex, startle reflex, Tonic Neck Reflex
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Noun1.rooting reflex - reflex consisting of head-turning and sucking movements elicited in a normal infant by gently stroking the side of the mouth or cheek
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All the asphyxiated neonates were examined for level of consciousness, muscle tone, activity, tendon reflexes, primitive reflexes like Moro's reflex, rooting reflex, sucking reflex, grasp reflex, posture, size and reaction of the pupils, presence of jitteriness and seizures.
Masgutowa distinguishes: (Polish literature distinguishes between the searching and the rooting reflex whereas English literature uses these terms interchangeably)
Rooting reflex Your baby will search for your breast to feed.