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

  title={Many mouths to feed: the control of food intake during lactation.},
  author={Barbara C Woodside and Radek Budin and Martin K. Wellman and Alfonso Abizaid},
  journal={Frontiers in neuroendocrinology},
  volume={33 3},
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 dramatic increase in caloric intake, a reduction in energy expenditure and changes in the pattern of energy utilization as well as storage… CONTINUE READING

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