How does the breast make milk?

From the breast. The breast is a gland consisting primarily of connective and fatty tissues that support and protect the milk producing areas of the breast. The milk is produced in small clusters of cells called alveoli. The milk travels down ducts to the nipples.

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How does our body make breast milk?

Mammary glands and. hormones. The production of breast milk is the product of the alveoli in the mammary glands. They produce milk in response to hormones. For more detail, follow this link: http://www.babies.sutterhealth.org/breastfeeding/bf_production.html. Read more...