Let-down is the process by which milk is released from the milk glands to the milk ducts in preparation for breast-feeding. When a breast-feeding woman's breasts are stimulated by suckling or pumping, the pituitary gland produces the hormone oxytocin, which triggers the let-down reflex.
Signs of let-down include:
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerMary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
Current as ofJune 4, 2014
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