Long before birth, her baby’s chemical signals began the process of breast growth and maturation that make breastfeeding possible.
And it is only through a full-term pregnancy and lactation that a woman acquires her greatest protection against breast cancer.
There are 4 types of lobules whose structural differences appear under the microscope
- Type 1 lobules mature into Type 2 lobules under the cyclic influence of the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, during menstrual cycles.
- Type 2 lobules only become fully mature into Type 3 thenType 4 lobules under the influence of the hormonal changes of a full-term pregnancy.
Lobular Structures in the Human Breast
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