A 13-year-old female asked:
during pregnancy, when does your milk come?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Natarajan Raman answered
33 years experience Radiation Oncology
After childbirth: In the latter part of pregnancy, the woman's breasts make colostrum, a thick, yellowish fluid. At this stage, high levels of Progesterone inhibit milk production. At birth, prolactin levels remain high, while the delivery of the placenta results in a drop in progesterone, estrogen, and hpl levels. This abrupt withdrawal of Progesterone & presence of high prolactin levels stimulate milk production.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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