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Breastfeeding - BIOL 102

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estrogen and progesterone
Milk production is not initiated during pregnancy due to ____ and _____
Prolactin and HCS
_____ and ____ stimulate alveoli to prepare the breast for nursing
colostrum
______ may be secreted during pregnancy
placenta
delivery of the _____ removes inhibitions; progesterone levels drop; prolactin and oxytocin levels increase
prolactin
the presence of _____ stimulates milk production
oxytocin
_____ causes the milk ejection reflex or "let down"
7-10
_-__ days lack of prolactin production causes milk to dry up
first milk
colostrum is known as ____ _____
protein; fat
high ____; low ____ is colostrum