Infantile Swallowing

# The positioning of tongue in infantile swallowing is:
a) Posterior
b) Medial
c) Lateral
d) Anterior

The correct answer is D. Anterior.

Tongue thrusting, simply defined, is the habit of thrusting the tongue forward (anterior) against the teeth or in between while swallowing. It is an infantile pattern of swallowing that has been retained by an individual.

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