Lactation

lac·ta·tion BrE [lækˈteɪʃn]
; NAmE [lækˈteɪʃn]
noun uncountable
the period of lactation
Main entry: lactatederived

WordNet Dictionary:
noun
1. the period following birth during which milk is secreted
- lactation normally continues until weaning
- a lacy gown
- a lacy leaf
Syn: lacelike

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.The secretion and yielding of milk by the mammary gland; giving suck.

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