Learn about Milk Let Down in this educational video from dizzo95.
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Male Speaker: Milk let down is a term applied to the release of milk into the mother's breast ducts in response to the babies suckling. At birth milk is secreted into the breast alveoli, suckling's stimulates the passage of sensory impulses into the hypothalamus which orders the posterior pituitary gland to release the hormone oxytocin into the blood stream, cell surrounding the outer walls of the alveoli are stimulated to contract ejecting milk into the ducts 30 seconds after the baby begins to suck milk flows into the reservoirs or is let down for few days after birth the fluid produce this colostrum which although secreted in small quantities is rich in protein and is well supplied with antibodies that protect the baby against infection. Milk begins to be secreted about three days after birth the milk is almost twice as rich in fat and sugar as the colostrum and is a completed food for the baby during the first month.