Definitions for: Lactation

[n] feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
[n] the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
[n] the period following birth during which milk is secreted; "lactation normally continues until weaning"

Webster (1913) Definition: Lac*ta"tion, n.
A giving suck; the secretion and yielding of milk by the
mammary gland.

Synonyms: suckling

See Also: activity, alimentation, bodily function, bodily process, body process, feeding, period, period of time, time period

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