milk letdown


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milk letdown

, letdown
The ejection of a mother's milk from the alveoli of the breast into the mammary ducts and to the nipple.
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Milk letdown The release of milk from the alveoli in the udder to allow removal by the milking machine or calf.
In recent years, several milking management specialists have been recommending two to three squirts per teat (8-10 seconds) when stripping cows to increase stimulation and promote better milk letdown. Some of these management specialists believe that increasing the amount of stimulation reduces machine on-times.
After labour, it is key to breastfeeding as it triggers milk letdown for the baby.