Secretion of milk in mammals, from the mammary glands. In late pregnancy, the cells lining the lobules inside the mammary glands begin extracting substances from the blood to produce milk. The supply of milk starts shortly after birth with the production of colostrum, a clear fluid consisting largely of water, protein, antibodies, and vitamins. The production of milk continues practically as long as the baby continues to suckle.
The production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands.
Sinonimi: draw in
1. To attract by using an inexorable force, inducement; SYN. draw in.
2. To take in liquid by sucking.
3. To draw something in by or as if by exerting a suction force; especially; to draw milk from a breast or udder with the mouth
4. To make a sound or motion associated with or caused by suction
5. To act in an obsequious manner — usually used with up
To suck milk from the mother's breasts; of infants and baby mammals.