[Hormonal regulation of lactation (author's transl)].

@article{Bellmann1976HormonalRO,
  title={[Hormonal regulation of lactation (author's transl)].},
  author={Olaf Bellmann},
  journal={Klinische Padiatrie},
  year={1976},
  volume={188 5},
  pages={385-95}
}
Lactation is controlled by hormones from several endocrine glands. An undisturbed function of the anterior pituitary, of the adrenals, and of the ovaries is a prerequisite for a normal morphogenesis of the mammary gland. The epithelial ducts proliferative under the combined influence of estrogens, glucocorticoids and growth hormone, whereas the lobuloalveolar development depends on progesterone and prolactin in addition to the fore-mentioned hormones. During pregnancy pituitary prolactin may be… CONTINUE READING