lactation lactation  /læk ˈteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the period following birth during which milk is secreted
  2. (n) the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
  3. (n) feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast


  1. Not surprisingly, health-care companies have been the early adopters of work-force lactation programs.
  2. It seems that women who used drugs to suppress lactation got the very same benefit.
  3. The seeds of wheat, corn, hemp produced fertility and lactation.


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  1. Kathleen Bruce, Lactnet co-founder, stated: "Breastfeeding is a woman's right all over the world. Lactnet makes the world a little smaller, in that a lactation consultant in rural England can now communicate with a lactation consultant in Zimbabwe,...
    on Oct 19, 2006 By: Kathleen Scott Source: E-consultancy (press release)

  2. "A glass of wine consumed slowly with a meal is very unlikely to harm a baby during lactation or pregnancy. Having said that, nature makes very few mistakes. A mother may lose her taste for caffeine and alcohol when pregnant. When in doubt, leave it...
    on Jul 20, 2006 By: William Sears Source: WDIV

  3. "It was a big dissatisifer for the patient and lactation consultant," Schramm said. "I see this as being something given to patients as opposed to taken away."
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Schramm Source: Medill Reports: Chicago

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