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Mother & Neonate
Resource Library


This resource is a collection of information related to the physiology of the mother, the status of the newborn mammal, and the fluid that links them together, colostrum. Look under the headings below and choose the term that is closest to your topic of interest.
Overview
  • Lactogenesis
  • Neonate
  • Colostrum
Lactogenesis
  • Principles of lactogenesis
  • Cytologic and enzymatic differentiation
  • Copius milk secretion
Mammary Cytology
  • Before parturition
  • After parturition
Hormone Changes
  • Hormone changes
  • Progesterone
Lactogenic Complex
  • Lactogenic complex of hormones
  • Insulin
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Prolactin
Hormone Induction
  • Hormone induction of lactation
Other Hormones & Factors
  • Estrogen
  • Growth hormone
  • Local factors
  • Extracellular matrix
The Neonate
  • At birth
  • Survival
Intestinal Absorption
  • Uptake of immunoglobulins
  • Transport of macromolecules
  • Intestinal closure
Colostrum Formation
  • First milking
  • Composition changes
  • Sow colostrum
  • Other changes
Immunoglobulin Transport
  • Passive immunity
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Closure
Intestinal Protection
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Lactoferrin
  • Lysozyme
  • Lactoperoxidase
  • Milk cells
  • Gut flora
Bioactive Factors
  • Nutrient sources
  • Hormones
  • Other factors

Endocrine Modulators

  • Estrogens
  • Phytoestrogens
  • Mycotoxins
  • Environmental estrogenics
  • Phytoprogestins
  • Stimulating Prolacti
  • Suckling Induced Prolactin

Study Questions


Click here to view a Mother & Neonate Practice Quiz.

Mother & Neonate Case Studies

Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
Copyright® 2009 by Walter L. Hurley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign