How Do Female Mammals Produce Milk?

The animals like buffalo, cow, goat, sheep etc. come under the category of mammals. The female of mammals produce milk to suckle their young ones. They give birth to their young ones and feed them with their own milk. They are warm blooded and have well developed brains. They have hair on their body and they breathe through lungs.

Do you know how the female mammals produce milk?

The milk is produced in the female mammals by ‘mammary glands’ which are situated in the breasts. The glands are big in size and are bag shaped. Large drops of fat are produced by these glands which get mixed with fluids present in the breasts become milk. A harmone is produced by these glands which activates these glands. A harmone is also produced by corpus luteum of the ovary which helps in the process of milk production. The young one can suck milk through the teats and nipples of female mammals. Nowadays, man knows about twelve thousand types of mammals. These mammals are differ in their bodies, sizes, shapes and habits. Most of these mammals live on land but some other live in air and water. For instance: the bat is a mammal which flies in air. And whale is also a mammal which lives in water.

Written by Lucas Beaumont

Generalist. Wikipedia contributor. Elementary school teacher from Saskatchewan, Canada.

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