Breast Anatomy

Breast Anatomy
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The structure of female breast includes a mass of glandular, fatty and connective tissue.

Breast Anatomy
Your breast anatomy is particularly made up of:

–          Lobules, which are the glands that produce milk.


–          Ducts, which are the tubes that carry milk from the lobules to the nipple.


–          Fatty tissue and connective tissue, surround and protect the ducts and lobules and give shape to the breast.


–          Areola, could be pink or brown, which is the circular area around the nipple that contains small sweat glands, which release or secrete moisture as a lubricant during breastfeeding.


–          Nipple, the area at the center of the areola where the milk comes out.

Some important information you should know about your breast:

–       Woman’s breast has no muscle tissue, because muscles lie underneath the breasts, however, separating them from your ribs.

–       Your breast contains a network of lymph nodes and lymph ducts to fight infection, in addition to blood vessels.

–       The amount of fat determines the size of your breast.

–       Breastfeeding for at least six months has many benefits to your body. Get to know these benefits by reading our Breastfeeding article.

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