Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How Suckling at the Breast Works

Have you ever wondered how once a baby puts its mother's nipple in his/her mouth, how the baby gets the milk out?

This video shows how it works:

The vacuum concept makes more sense to me based on what I know it feels like. I had originally been taught that it was baby's tongue massaging the areola to bring milk out but from the sensation, that's not what it felt like.

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