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suckling

an infant or young animal that is still taking milk from the mother

Suckling

Sir John. 1609--42, English Cavalier poet and dramatist
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The number of times 80% of the piglets came to sow's udder to suckle is illustrated in Figure 1, and the onset time for the first piglet to come to the sow's udder to suckle is illustrated in Figure 2.
Around this time she will start to get impatient with them attempting to suckle. This stage is very important because it teaches the pups about dealing with frustration and manners, a very necessary part of development.
Suckle is an ambitious look at the decisions made by a man struck with an extraordinary talent.
NS calves were raised with their dams and in the company with other cows and their calves, and calves were allowed to suckle freely every day.
This can be attributed to a greater milk intake after birth in piglets that suckle anterior teats, as it has been shown that the anterior mammary glands of the sow tend to produce more milk than the posterior ones (BARBER et al., 1955; SKOK et al., 2007), and there is a correlation between milk intake and growth of piglets until the third week of nursing (BARBER et al., 1955).
But seconds later the big cat cradles the tiny creature and tries to suckle it.
In order to wean, well-fed mothers simply move away from their puppies when they try to suckle and may even resort to snapping at them.
It is worth considering a baby will suckle for comfort.
Washington, October 5 ( ANI ): In a new study, researchers have shown that a mammal begins to suckle its mother's milk through a learned response built on learning her unique combination of smells.
They don't know what to do now, they're trying to suckle on each other."
A desperate baby whale abandoned by its mother was still trying to suckle from yachts in an Australian harbour yesterday as last ditch efforts were being made to save it from death.Sailor Peter Lewis said he was woken shortly before dawn at his mooring in the vast and scenic Pittwater bay near SydneyCOs Palm Beach by C[pounds sterling]strange sounds on the outside of the hull of the boatC[yen].C[pounds sterling]It sounded like a bit of a vacuum cleaner on the bottom of the boat.
CALM, MUSING, CONFUSED, SERENE, SHOCKED, pondering, cupped on wordless, hands the breasts that soon will suckle the Incomprehensible Mercy, she is hardly able to comprehend what just happened, utterly unable to imagine what will happen, a teenage girl alone and amazed and rapt in the russet light.