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Unformatted text preview: lesser vestibular glands and a process known as transudation in the walls of the vagina. Figure 9 Breasts The breasts are necessary to nourish the infant. They overly the pectoralis major muscle and are attached to the underlying tissue via a set of ligaments known as Cooper's ligament. If a woman is lactating, the mammary glands produce milk under the direction of the hormone prolactin . The release of milk is stimulated by the suckling of the infant, which causes the release of oxytocin , a hormone that facilitates milk ejection....
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