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Posts tagged lactation

March 28, 2011

 

monotreme

What Triggers Lactation In Monotremes?

Monotremes, like the platypus, lay eggs and don't have placentas. So how does the mother's body know when to start lactating?

September 27, 2003

 

Male Lactation?

Male lactation: Fact of fiction? That’s the question on today’s Moment of Science. In 1979, a scientist concluded that there is no insurmountable physiological reason that men can’t lactate, or produce breast milk. In fact, there are a couple of cases where elderly men who received estrogen to treat prostate cancer were actually induced to […]

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