Human Lactogenesis II : Mechanisms , Determinants and Consequences Physiology and Endocrine Changes Underlying Human Lactogenesis II 1 , 2

Lactogenesis stage II, the onset of copious milk secretion, takes place during the first 4 d postpartum in women and involves a carefully programmed set of changes in milk composition and volume. The evidence is summarized that progesterone withdrawal at parturition provides the trigger for lactogenesis in the presence of high plasma concentrations of… CONTINUE READING