Measuring milk synthesis in breastfeeding mothers.

AIM Breastfeeding mothers expressed their breasts hourly for periods up to 7 hours, without exogenous oxytocin, to determine the consistency of milk removal and the relationship between the volume of milk removed and the mother's 24-hour milk production. METHODS Mothers (n = 20) measured their 24-hour milk production from each breast by test-weighing… (More)