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A nursing mother who has an alcoholic drink secretes alcohol into her milk for two to three hours afterward. Thus, feeding her child during this time will expose the child to alcohol. Alcohol also will decrease her oxytocin production. How will a decrease in this hormone affect the woman’s ability to breast-feed?

Summary Introduction

To explain: The way in which a decrease in oxytocin affects the woman’s ability to breast-feed.

Concept introduction: Oxytocin is a peptide hormone that involves in social bonding, sexual reproduction, child birth, and milk production in the mammary glands of the female.

Explanation

Oxytocin has two major roles during labor and lactation. The release of oxytocin facilitates the cervical and uterine contractions that help in the birth of the baby...

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