Prolactin: More Than Just the ‘Milk Hormone

Understanding Prolactin: Beyond Lactation Prolactin, often referred to as the “milk hormone,” is a vital component of the human endocrine system, with functions that extend far beyond its role in lactation. While its primary purpose is to stimulate milk production in breastfeeding individuals, it plays a more significant role in our overall health and well-being….

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THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM  The nervous system isn’t the only method by which the brain controls the body and maintains homeostasis. The direct, electrochemical means by which the nervous system collects information from stimuli and then formulates responses is augmented by the endocrine system, which works with the nervous system to regulate the body’s cells. The…