Mary Moe Robbins RNC IBCLC


Let-Down Reflex

Let-down is the process by which milk is released from the milk glands to the milk ducts in preparation for breastfeeding. When a breastfeeding woman’s breasts are stimulated by suckling or pumping, the pituitary gland produces the hormone oxytocin, which triggers the let-down reflex. Signs of let-down include: A…

Let-Down Reflex

Let-down is the process by which milk is released from the milk glands to the milk ducts in preparation for breastfeeding. When a breastfeeding woman’s breasts are stimulated by suckling or pumping, the pituitary gland produces the hormone oxytocin, which triggers the let-down reflex. Signs of let-down include: A…

Lactation Consultant

A lactation consultant or specialist is often a nurse who has been trained to teach and advise women about breastfeeding. Lactation consultants may be associated with birth units in hospitals. Lactation consultants are often most helpful for women who: Have never breastfed before. Have had previous problems…

Lactation Consultant

A lactation consultant or specialist is often a nurse who has been trained to teach and advise women about breastfeeding. Lactation consultants may be associated with birth units in hospitals. Lactation consultants are often most helpful for women who: Have never breastfed before. Have had previous problems…