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sucking

 [suk´ing]
moving the lips and tongue in such a way as to create suction and draw fluids or solids into the mouth. See also sucking reflex.
nonnutritive sucking in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of sucking opportunities for the infant who is gavage fed or who can receive nothing by mouth.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

suck·ing

(sŭk'ing)
An oral pattern that emerges in the infant after suckling in which the tongue moves up and down but the lower jaw remains relatively stable and the lips form a firm closure around the nipple, resulting in little loss of liquid.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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