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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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lactationlac‧ta‧tion /lækˈteɪʃən/ noun [uncountable] technical  HBthe production of milk by a woman or female animal
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lactationBecause of the long gestation and lactation periods, the interval between calving is usually at least two or three years.Tetany may be triggered by hyperventilation or precipitated by vomiting or by pregnancy and lactation.Thus the beta-lactoglobulin gene is expressed only in the mammary gland, and only during lactation.There is one reported instance of hypomagnesemia sue to excessive lactation.The suckling pup may also be infected by ingestion of L3 in the milk during the first three weeks of lactation.Females are often limited further by the necessity to rear offspring by brooding or lactation.Yields are best after the second lactation and the smallness of the fat globules makes the milk very digestible.
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