Breast Anatomy!

Breast Anatomy Facts: 🌰🌰

• The breasts are located on the chest, and are medically known as the mammary glands

• The mammary glands are made up of lobules, milk-producing glandular structures, and a system of ducts that transport milk

• The lobules and glandular structures work to produce milk in females when stimulated to do so

• The lobules drain into a system of ducts, connecting channels that transport the milk to the nipple

• Between the glandular tissue and ducts, the breast contains fat tissue and connective tissue

• The breast does not contain muscles, breast tissue is located on top of the muscles of the chest wall

• Blood vessels and lymphatic vessels (a system of vessels that drains fluid) are located throughout the breast serving as a vascular supply and a system to drain the excess fluid

• The milk exits the breasts at the nipple, which is surrounded by a darkened area of skin called the areola

• The areola contains small, modified sweat glands known as Montgomery's glands. These glands secrete fluid that serves to lubricate the nipple and attract the baby to the breast during breastfeeding

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