milk let-down

milk let-down

see Let-down reflex.
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Drinking small quantities of alcohol shortly before nursing was, and continues to be, believed by some to increase milk yield, facilitate milk let-down and relax both mothers and infants.
Oxytocin plays a key role in the milk let-down during nursing.
That is, mothers who had consumed an alcoholic beverage believed their infants had ingested enough milk, reported that they experienced the sensation of milk let-down, and felt they had milk remaining in their breasts at the end of the majority of feedings.
Make no mistake, pumping can never completely replicate a baby feeding at the breast, though it is important that a pump be as efficient as possible to comfortably stimulate milk let-down.