In other words it is instinctual. It is not a learned response.<quoted text>
Babies don't hold their breathe instinctively idiot. It is a reflex of cool water on the face called the "Mammalian diving reflex"
To add a little more;
This reflex, also called the bradycardic response, causes babies to hold their breath when submerged, says Jeffrey Wagener, a pediatric pulmonologist in Denver. Parents can get this same reaction by blowing in their baby's face. The reflex weakens as a baby gets older, but even adults have it to some degree.
So by your comment the baby must think it is in danger of drowning when someone blows in the babies face too huh? LMAO.
It is a reflex, not a instinct. You do know what a reflex is don't you? It is involuntary. Meaning we have no control over it!!!
A reflex action, differently known as a reflex, is an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus.
Don't you know what instincts are?