Colostrum mediates the development of mother preference by newborn lambs.

@article{Goursaud1999ColostrumMT,
  title={Colostrum mediates the development of mother preference by newborn lambs.},
  author={A P Goursaud and Raymond Nowak},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={49-56}
}
The first sucking bouts have strong rewarding properties in the establishment of a preference for the mother by newborn lambs. In this study we designed an artificial teat (Experiment 1) and a method of tube feeding (Experiment 2) to investigate the role of nonnutritive sucking and colostrum intake as reinforcers in the development of this relationship (Experiment 3). In this third experiment, lambs of the control group (n=10) had free access to the udder. In the other groups they were… CONTINUE READING

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