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Feeding the Baby

  • G. J. Ebrahim
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Part of the Macmillan Tropical Community Health Manuals book series

Abstract

All through pregnancy, there is a gradual increase in the size of the breast tissue. Most of it is caused by the growth of milk-secreting cells in the breast under the effect of various chemical substances, called hormones, which circulate in the mother’s blood in increasing amounts. Simultaneously, the mother’s body lays down energy stores which will provide the energy required for milk secretion.

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© G. J. Ebrahim 1978

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