A let-down reflex or milk ejection reflex is a conditioned reflex that ejects milk from the alveoli through the ducts to the sinuses of the breasts and the nipple.
When your breasts become fuller and tender during pregnancy, this is a sign that the alveoli are getting ready to work.
Throughout your pregnancy and right after delivery, you will be changes in your breast and milk production.
In the first few days after you give birth, your breast milk changes in consistency and color.
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Breastfeeding is one of the most natural acts you can provide for your little one. Learn the basics, discover useful tips and see how breastfeeding will benefit your baby and you.
Breastfeeding can be challenging at times, especially in the early days. But it is important to remember that you are not alone.
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