Female Lactation Development and Nutrition

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Female Lactation Development and Nutrition The Physiology of Lactation General activity Colostrum for 2-3 days postpartum Milk production Synthesis Secretion Propulsion along ducts Most synthesis occurs during suckling Role of Hormones Prolactin- stimulates milk production Pituitary hormonal factors- maintain milk secretion Estrogen- inhibits milk production Milk ejection called the “let down reflex” Oxytocin causes ejection of milk Suckling promotes oxytocin secretion Should breast feed 6+ months (6-12+) Let down reflex influenced by: Psychological factors Duration of lactation depends on continued suckling stimulation Hormone production before and after delivery The Let Down Reflex- oxytocin and prolactin play an important role, these are triggered Breast Anatomy What is Lactation?
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Production of a secretion (milk) by the mammary gland of mammals to feed the offspring Provides a great evolutionary advantage to mammals Efficient to provide nutrients to newborn.
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