Is suckling behaviour a useful predictor of milk intake? A review

  title={Is suckling behaviour a useful predictor of milk intake? A review},
  author={Elissa Z. Cameron},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
In studies on mammalian parental investment, time spent suckling is often used as a predictor of the milk transferred from mother to infant. It is assumed that the rate of milk transfer is positively correlated with the time spent suckling. However, this assumption has not been tested and empirical studies show conflicting results. Nevertheless, in species in which suckling can readily be observed, time spent suckling is still used to measure milk transfer, although an increasing number of… CONTINUE READING

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