Tongue Sticking Out

Updated on April 12, 2010
A.G. asks from Ogden, UT
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My 6 week old is constantly pushing out her tongue after feeding, is this normal?

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D.R.

answers from Benton Harbor on

Actually, yes this is normal!! It's kind of silly, but it's just her learning how to eat!! Doing that, helps the baby to swallow!!!

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B.W.

answers from Grand Rapids on

I don't think I have one pic. of my now almost 3 year old girl, with her tongue in her mouth. LOL

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H.A.

answers from Waterloo on

Yep! At that age they're still getting the feel of their tongue and all the cool stuff it can do.

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T.W.

answers from Milwaukee on

Hi A.! I have 10 year old twin boys and a 3 1/2 month old son. The tongue sticking out is a normal reflex for infants. My son does it too. In some cases, when babies have reflux, like my son does, the tongue pushing out intensifies somewhat. In any case, it is totally normal. Enjoy your little one! T.

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S.

answers from Salt Lake City on

yes it is normal- just one of the funny things little ones do!

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J.O.

answers from Boise on

Simply put.....yes, they are orally fixated for many years.

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S.F.

answers from Waterloo on

Yes, this is normal. It is a built-in reflex that helps to prevent choking if somehthing is put in their mouth.

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E.J.

answers from Buffalo on

My five month old grand daughter started sticking her tongue out for no reason why

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S.W.

answers from Sioux City on

Watch her when she's sucking the bottle. Her tongue "hugs" the nipple. If you would take the bottle out before she is ready, her tongue is out. That's how she sucks. You'll find out when you start her on cereal one of your biggest problems will be that tongue. She's always eaten with that tongue sticking out so when you try to put something in (cereal), her reflex for eating is to stick that tongue out.

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