Local Control of Synthesis and Secretion

Two local mechanisms have been postulated to regulate milk volume production. In one, it is thought that buildup of a specific inhibitory substance occurs in milk as it accumulates in the lumen of the mammary gland. However, the identity of this factor, called feedback inhibitor of lactation, has not been defined. In the second, it is thought that a stretch response of alveoli regulates milk production. Understanding this regulation may be very important in helping women to increase their milk supply, particularly in the postpartum period; therefore, further research is needed.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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