Here’s Why Your Baby Is Sticking Their Tongue Out At You

A Natural Reflex

person feeding their young baby with a baby bottle
Photo Credit: Lucy Wolski / Unsplash
Photo Credit: Lucy Wolski / Unsplash

According to Healthline, Babies are born with a strong sucking reflex and instinct for feeding. You may notice that your baby will stick their tongue out if you touch their lips just before bottle time.

Part of this reflex is the tongue-thrust reflex when babies stick their tongues out to prevent themselves from choking and to help latch on for feeding.