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Hindmilk

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Updated April 21, 2009

Definition:

The milk that the baby obtains at the end of a feeding, especially when the breast is much softer.

Hindmilk is present after a mother's milk supply is established. It is very high in fat and is released after the milk ejection reflex occurs (during the foremilk phase). Hindmilk is best for the baby's weight gain, brain development and stooling.

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