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How do infants know how to eat, drink without being taught? How do they get this ability soon after birth?

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    $\begingroup$ It's called instinctual behavior. And they have very, very many abilities after birth: the ability to swim (rudimentarily, not like Michael Phelps), take steps on a hard surface, to cry, to open their eyes, etc., etc. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Sep 4 '17 at 19:23
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    $\begingroup$ These are just reflexes which are executed involuntarily, they need not to be learned , but are present naturally in the neural circuitry. $\endgroup$ – JM97 Sep 5 '17 at 15:59

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