Many mouths to feed: the control of food intake during lactation.

Abstract

Providing nutrients to their developing young is perhaps the most energetically demanding task facing female mammals. In this paper we focus primarily on studies carried out in rats to describe the changes in the maternal brain that enable the dam to meet the energetic demands of her offspring. In rats, providing milk for their litter is associated with a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2012.09.002

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