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Let-down is the process by which milk is released from the milk
glands to the milk ducts in preparation for breastfeeding. When a
breastfeeding woman's breasts are stimulated by suckling or pumping, the
pituitary gland produces the hormone oxytocin, which triggers the let-down
Signs of let-down include:
Current as of:
May 30, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
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