Piglets prepare the sow

            

Piglets prepare the sow

Strong, active piglets will stimulate the sow to produce the maximum amount of milk.

Piglets prepare the sow

The release of prolactin and the amount so released, which stimulates the mammary glands (udder) to produce milk, is stimulated by piglets by their massaging of the udder. The production of prolactin also contributes to the suppression of heat during the entire lactation.