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Noun: lactation  lak'tey-shun
  1. The period following birth during which milk is secreted
    "lactation normally continues until weaning"
  2. The production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
  3. Feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
    - suckling

Derived forms: lactations

Type of: activity, alimentation, bodily function, bodily process, body process, feeding, period, period of time, time period, time span

Encyclopedia: Lactation