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Suckling Behavior Of Newborn Rats Can Be Manipulated Through Use Of Scents, New Research Shows

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Learning when to suckle is one of the most important life skills newborn mammals have to acquire in order to survive. New research published in the June issue of Behavioral Neuroscience, published by the American Psychological Association (APA), has shown a strong link between odor and suckling and that there is a powerful learning mechanism behind a newborn's suckling behavior.

Important implications for infants who must change formulas or need to ingest medicine


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