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Rabbit: Frequency of Suckling in the Pup

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Science  31 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3705, pp. 1835-1836
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3705.1835

Abstract

Rabbit does were given free access to their young, access once a day, and access twice a day. In all three groups the young were nursed only once every 24 hours. Growth curves for the pups from day 2 of age to day 30 were identical for all three groups. The restriction of suckling to once a day appears to depend on the mother and not the pups.