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Mechanism of breastmilk secretiont

Friday, 05/08/2011, 10:48 GMT+7

When a baby sucks on the nipple, the stimulation is transmitted to the pituitary gland and hormones called prolactin and oxytocin are produced. Prolactin conveys commands to change blood into breastmilk, and oxytocin operates to push out the breastmilk that accumulates in the breast ducts.

When a baby sucks on the nipple, the stimulation is transmitted to the pituitary gland and hormones called prolactin and oxytocin are produced. Prolactin conveys commands to change blood into breastmilk, and oxytocin operates to push out the breastmilk that accumulates in the breast ducts.