Autocrine inhibition of milk secretion in the lactating tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii).

@article{Hendry1998AutocrineIO,
  title={Autocrine inhibition of milk secretion in the lactating tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii).},
  author={K. A. K. Hendry and Kaylene J Simpson and Kevin R. Nicholas and Colin J. Wilde},
  journal={Journal of molecular endocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={169-77}
}
The lactating tammar wallaby progressively alters the rate of secretion and composition of its milk to provide appropriate nutrition for the developing offspring, whose needs are signalled by changes in the pattern and efficiency of its sucking. Tammars are also capable of asynchronous concurrent lactation, when the mother provides a dilute milk for a newborn young permanently attached to the teat (phase 2A of lactation), and a concentrated milk from an adjacent mammary gland for a young-at… CONTINUE READING