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when do babies develop reflexes?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Born with them: Babies are born with reflexes. They turn their head toward whatever stokes their cheek looking for breastmilk. We can suppress reflexes over time but they are something that we are born with.
Answered on Mar 15, 2017
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
As their nervous system develops some reflexes go away and some develop.
Dec 5, 2011
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Babies are born with reflexes. The rooting reflex, and plantar reflexes, are two examples.
Answered on Sep 7, 2019
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
At birth: These reflexes include the moro or startle reflex, rooting, sucking, stepping , walking etc . These primitive reflexes will go away on its own by about 4-6 months old.
Answered on Sep 23, 2012

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