Ontogeny of feeding controls in suckling and weanling rats.

@article{Henning1979OntogenyOF,
  title={Ontogeny of feeding controls in suckling and weanling rats.},
  author={Susan J. Henning and Sam S. Chang and Erika Gisel},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={237 3},
  pages={R187-91}
}
To rationalize conflicting data in the literature, the latency of attachment of fed and fasted rat pups to the nipples of their anesthetized mother has been studied at various postnatal ages. At 10 and 14 days of age, the mode of fasting had a critical effect on the results: pups fasted in a 30 degrees C incubator had shorter attachment latencies than fed pups, whereas when pups were fasted in a 34 degrees C incubator or with a nonlactating foster mother at room temperature, their latencies… CONTINUE READING

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