suckling reflex


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Noun1.suckling reflex - reflex behavior in newborn mammals; includes finding and grasping the nipple in the mouth and sucking on it and swallowing the milk
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At presentation, the animal was standing, attentive and had normal suckling reflex.
The fetus was dead as there was no suckling reflex so fetotomy was performed instead of cesarean section.
The child's suckling reflex is triggered on breastfeeding when a nipple with its surrounding areola is placed into the baby's mouth, or correspondingly--a pacifier if the baby is bottle-fed.