Why do animals eat their Placentia?



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    I think you meant Placenta.

    This process is called placentophagy.The placenta contains a lot of nutrition and also prostagladin, which stimulates shrinking of uterus and oxytocin, which eases birth stresss and stimulates muscles near the mammary cells to eject milk.

    There is a hypothesis that it is a survival tool, as to not alert predators to the idea of a childbirth.

    There are also people that also participate in this, claiming that it prevents postpartum depression and other complications.

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