On 3/18/07, LindaC in Ok wrote:
> I think you are both talking about getting babys to open their
> beaks. I use a thumbnail to do that if there is a very weak baby.
> Once the beak is open and formula goes in that's when the feeding
> response takes place.
> doncha love terminology stuff? :-) if we keep at it long enough we
> find the answers.
I was talking about soliciting a feeding response, whether the beak is
open or closed. If you gently rub the soft part of the beak on either
side then [usually] the head bobs and even the most tightly closed
beak usually opens up. Then its easy to feed.