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