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Noun: suckling reflex
  1. Reflex behaviour in newborn mammals; includes finding and grasping the nipple in the mouth and sucking on it and swallowing the milk

Derived forms: suckling reflexes

Type of: inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

Encyclopedia: Suckling reflex