lactation definition

  • noun:
    • Secretion or development of milk because of the mammary glands.
    • the time during which the mammary glands secrete milk.
    • The secretion of milk through the mammary gland of a lady mammal.
    • the entire process of supplying the milk to the young; breastfeeding.
    • the time of the time that a mother lactates to feed her younger; lactation duration.
    • The secretion and yielding of milk by the mammary gland; providing suck.
    • The development or secretion of milk; the physiological function of secreting milk.
    • The work of giving suck, and/or period of suckling.
    • the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
    • the time scale after birth during which milk is secreted
    • feeding a baby by providing suck within breast

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