suck reflex

suck reflex

see sucking reflex.
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If the foal has a good suck reflex, which most of them do, we give it about seven ounces of the mare's milk and then we don't have to worry about getting them on their feet to feed and all that.
Sucking/swallowing No sucking Poor sucking/ Watch the infant suck reflex, no swallowing swallowing on breast or bottle 3 4 Facial appearance Smiles or reacts to At rest and when stimuli by closing crying or stimulated.
Due to an immature digestive system, weak or absent suck reflex, breathing difficulties and/or other medical problems, a premature infant usually receives fluids and nutrition intravenously or through gavage tube-feedings.