Endocrinology of milk production.

@article{SvennerstenSjaunja2005EndocrinologyOM,
  title={Endocrinology of milk production.},
  author={Kerstin Svennersten-Sjaunja and Karin H Olsson},
  journal={Domestic animal endocrinology},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={
          241-58
        }
}
The physiology of lactation includes development of the mammary gland from the foetal to the adult stage, further development during pregnancy and onset of lactation, with the accompanying metabolic and behavioural adaptation. At the onset of pregnancy the endocrine system undergoes dramatic changes. The growth of the mammary gland is stimulated by growth hormone and prolactin, adrenocortical steroids, oestrogens and progesterone, and that of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract by gastrin, CCK and… CONTINUE READING
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