Breast tissue...of increasing importance

With increasing cases of breast cancer in today's female population the knowledge of breast tissue is of upmost importance. SEE "OLDER POSTS" TO ACCESS REFERENCES

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Breasts and their function

A sign of fertility, the mark of life-giving milk. These are quotes used in earlier times to describe a woman's breasts. Ancient paintings and representations of woman goddesses often emphasized the breasts as the sign of motherhood and child-bearing. Today, the way one views a woman certainly has changed to a more independent and liberal outlook but the function of the breasts in procreation still remains the same - they are vital to the nourishment and immunity of a newborn child. Through the lactation of breast milk infants are provided with a mixture of lactose, fats, ions, vitamins, immunoglobulin A and casein which binds calcium. [1]

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