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What is a Let-Down Reflex?

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.

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How Your Breasts Make Milk

When your breasts become fuller and tender during pregnancy, this is a sign that the alveoli are getting ready to work.

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Changes in Your Breasts and Milk Production

Throughout your pregnancy and right after delivery, you will be changes in your breast and milk production.

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Stages of Human Milk Production

In the first few days after you give birth, your breast milk changes in consistency and color.

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