Rooting Reflex in Babies: Definition & Overview


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1. Which nerve controls the rooting reflex?

2. The rooting reflex usually lasts _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As mammals, humans have the ability to produce milk to feed their children. The rooting reflex is critical to this process of breastfeeding, which will be addressed in this quiz and worksheet combination where you will be asked questions about specifics of the reflex.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Duration of the rooting reflex's presence
  • Nerve that controls the reflex
  • Alternative terminology for breastfeeding

Skills Practiced

You will be given the opportunity to put these study skills in practice during your study of this topic:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the rooting reflex
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding breastfeeding
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the nerve that controls this reflex

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, see the lesson called Rooting Reflex in Babies: Definition & Overview, which will detail the following:

  • Breastfeeding and reflexes
  • Rooting reflex
  • Control of the rooting reflex and the associated nerve