Mothers and their infants: peptide-mediated physiological, behavioral and affective changes during suckling.

Abstract

Milk delivery through suckling lowers human newborn heart and metabolic rats. In rat and human infants pain threshold is markedly elevated and crying is arrested. These changes are induced by milk flavor or sugar taste which release central endorphins. In rats the changes are naloxone reversible; human infants born to women who were maintained on methadone… (More)

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@article{Blass1996MothersAT, title={Mothers and their infants: peptide-mediated physiological, behavioral and affective changes during suckling.}, author={Elliott M. Blass}, journal={Regulatory peptides}, year={1996}, volume={66 1-2}, pages={109-12} }