The imprinted object is that upon which the baby is emotionally fixated (breast, thumb, dummy, pacifier, bottle teat or other decoy).

The fixation is most evident at sleep time when baby can only be comforted by the imprinted object (mother in the mouth).

The most sensitive organ and the one over which a new born mammal has most control, its mouth, is the organ central to mammalian and human imprinting.

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