May 6, 2020

The answer is F, All of the above.

To maintain a full milk supply the breast needs to be stimulated and drained often. The pituitary gland in
the brain releases the hormones prolactin and oxytocin. Prolactin tells the breast to make milk. Oxytocin
triggers the alveoli i...

April 29, 2020

The short answer is C.

Women can and often should express colostrum during birth under certain circumstances. The term for expressing colostrum before birth is called Antenatal Milk Expression, or AME.

Hand expression is an incredibly valuable tool. When many mothers th...

April 23, 2020

So, when does a woman’s body begin producing milk for her baby?

The correct answer is: B, “16 weeks gestation.”

This is around the time when the body begins producing colostrum. And yes, colostrum
is milk! This is what gives women who deliver babies prematurely the abi...

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