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13) These three questions address the clinical management of breast engorgement, the need for food supplementation if there is no milk letdown up to three days postpartum and the need for breastfeeding in regular periods of time.
Milk letdown The release of milk from the alveoli in the udder to allow removal by the milking machine or calf.
In recent years, several milking management specialists have been recommending two to three squirts per teat (8-10 seconds) when stripping cows to increase stimulation and promote better milk letdown.