Reflex of a newborn whereby a stimulus (a light touch with a nipple or finger) in the area of the corner of the mouth elicits a response in which the baby turns its head toward the stimulus and begins to search for the nipple.

ROOTING REFLEX: "The newborn immediately exhibited the rooting reflex."
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