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Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/20/09 Presented by: Tracy Thornton and Annesah Boykin LACTATION
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7/20/09 Normal Breast Compare and Contrast Lactating Breast
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7/20/09 Breastfeeding is primarily controlled by the hormones Prolactin and Oxytocin The infant suckling at the breast stimulates the hypothalamus that then signals the pituitary gland to release of prolactin and oxytocin. Prolactin stimulates milk production in the breast tissue. Oxytocin controls the milk ejection reflex or let down from the mammary glands to the nipple and on to the infant. Prolactin levels increase during pregnancy but milk is not produced in the mammary glands because pregnancy levels of estrogen and progestone inhibit the Prolactin from being effective. After childbirth estrogen and progesterone levels drop, allowing Prolactin to start stimulating milk production . Physiology
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The breasts first produce colostrum (an immature milk that is high in protein and immunoglobulins(antibodies)) followed by transitional milk. Mature breast milk usually is produced about 10-15 days after delivery. This milk contains about 50% fat calories, 45% carbohydrate
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2009 for the course FCSC 2200 taught by Professor Okeiyi during the Summer '09 term at N.C. Central.

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