Caption: FIGURE 2: Comparison of onset time for the first piglet to come to the sow's udder to suckle
in the treatment group (exposed to AS sounds) and the control group (not exposed to AS sounds) in each lactating period (1-7, 8-14, and 15-21 days after parturition).
Some dogs suckle
on their own paws; others use their paws to create a nipple from their bed and suckle
All three enable the vital task of getting the newborn to suckle
," Wyatt added.
Six-inch square holes are cut in the sides of the panels next to the bench to allow the calves to reach through and suckle
. The goats initially suckle
two calves at one time twice a day, and then two goats are used as the calves grow larger.
The study helps to explain why humans, who suckle
their babies for up to three years in addition to their nine-month pregnancies, have such a long period of dependency as this is necessary to support the growth of our enormous 1300cc brains.
The tortoiseshell moggy, who has just had a litter of three, even lets Rocky suckle
her milk alongside her kittens.
A Melbourne court heard the boy had complained his Fijian mother had hit him with a belt and wanted him to suckle
her breasts during a visit with her last year.
Put lambs into group pens and take them to the teats on the ad lib bucket or machine to teach them to suckle
. You may need to repeat several times in the first day to ensure lambs are confident drinkers.
In addition to good nutrition of the ewe through pregnancy, lamb vitality and mothering ability play an important role in influencing the success with which lambs suckle
Straus and his colleagues suspect the habit has been adapted to a new use - helping mammals learn to suckle
Loving Daisy, the eight hundred-weight Charolais, lets him suckle
milk alongside her calf.
And when the cute kitty feels a bit peckish, he even suckles
from his adoptive parent pooch.