What is another word for lactation?

94 synonyms found


[ laktˈe͡ɪʃən], [ laktˈe‍ɪʃən], [ l_a_k_t_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Lactation is a term used to describe the process of producing and secreting milk from the mammary glands of female mammals. There are several synonyms for lactation, including mammary gland function, milk secretion, nursing, and breastfeeding. Nursing refers to the act of feeding an infant or young animal with milk from the mammary glands, while breastfeeding specifically refers to the act of feeding an infant with milk directly from the mother's breasts. Mammary gland function and milk secretion are more scientific terms used to describe the physiological process of lactation in mammals. Regardless of the term used, lactation is necessary for the survival and proper development of infant mammals.

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Overview of lactation

When a woman is pregnant, her body is preparing to produce milk. The hormones estrogen and progesterone help to increase the size and number of milk-producing cells in the mammary glands. When the baby is born, the hormones suddenly disappear, and the glands stop producing milk. If you are breastfeeding, your body will start to produce milk even if you have not had any babies. This is because your body has trained itself to produce milk.

There are two types of lactation: nulliparous and parous.

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