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Re: question about feeding response

Posted by Curley on 3/18/07
(9) Comments

    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.