Why do many moms feel that their babies are more effective at extracting milk than pumps? Biomedical Engineers in Tel Aviv University showed that a baby's jaws, tongue, and lips perform a perfect orchestra to extract and feed on mother's milk. Nature is amazing!
Here is a summary of how the system works:
Here is a cool video showing baby's motion by the researchers (David Elad, et.al. PNAS, 2014): Red-Upper jaw, Green-tongue.
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