Physiology of sucking in the normal term infant using real-time US

Radiology. 1985 Aug;156(2):379-81. doi: 10.1148/radiology.156.2.3892576.


Our study of 16 normal term, breast-fed infants documents real-time ultrasound as a technique for evaluating the oral portion of the sucking mechanism in infants. We also describe the mechanics of sucking used by the infants during breast-feeding.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Breast Feeding
  • Cheek / physiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Palate / physiology
  • Sucking Behavior / physiology*
  • Tongue / physiology
  • Ultrasonography*