Methods for collecting milk from mice

Edward J. Depeters, Russell C. Hovey

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Mouse models offer unique opportunities to study mammary gland biology and lactation. Phenotypes within the mammary glands, especially those caused by genetic modification, often arise during lactation, and their study requires the collection of adequate volumes of milk. We describe two approaches for collecting milk from lactating mice. Both methods are inexpensive, are easy to use in the laboratory or classroom, are non-invasive, and yield adequate volumes of milk for subsequent analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-400
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2009


  • Lactation
  • Milking
  • Mouse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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