Milk flow - hormonal blocking

      

Milk flow - hormonal blocking

Traffic light redBlocked milk flow

 

Progesterone in the uterus blocks milk production. Only when the birth process is complete and the after-births have been delivered does this blocker stop.

Prolactin is important, especially in the last third of gestation, for proper udder-development. Furthermore prolactin is the main milk-promoting hormone during lactation.

Be aware of endotoxins and inflammations in the sow!
Endotoxins i.e E.coli endotoxins and inflammatory processes inhibit these milk-hormones.

► When the milk production is inhibited, piglet development stagnates.