Keepin’ It Real

For all the men who have been erroneously trained to believe that breasts were created for their pleasure:

The breast is a secretory gland composed of the following parts:

glandular tissue, which makes and transports milk,
connective tissue, which supports the breast
blood, which nourishes the breast tissue and provides the nutrients needed to make milk,
lymph, which removes waste,
nerves, which make the breast sensitive to touch and allow the baby’s suck to stimulate the release of hormones that trigger the let-down or milk-ejection reflex and the production of milk,
adipose (fatty) tissue, which offers protection from injury

The size of the breasts is determined to a great extent by the amount of fatty tissue present, which has no effect on milk production or the quality of the milk produced.

The enlargment of the breasts during pregnancy and lactation normally indicates that the mammary gland is becoming functional, although breast growth continues for the first month after birth.


Sorry, guys. It’s not all about you after all.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Emily
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 13:23:00

    I love you for this! Great post. 🙂


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