Why is my baby always searching for a nipple?
When you touch or stroke a baby’s cheek, the baby turns its head toward the stroking while shaking it slightly and opening its mouth. This is the rooting reflex. It helps a hungry baby find the nipple and latch. However, babies also root a little when they are not hungry. If a baby roots but shows no hunger signs, the baby is probably not hungry. You can look for hunger signs by watching the baby’s face for a few minutes. If there are no hunger signs and the baby is happy, the baby is not hungry and trying to breastfeed babies who are not hungry makes them angry.