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> >Monotreme mommas make milk--how can they
> >not be mammals?
> As I understand it, they (spiny anteaters, echindas, and platypuses) don't
> have a special gland in one spot on their bodies such as a mammary gland, but
> rather they "sweat" a milk-like equivalent out of tiny gland spread all over
> their bodies like pores (which the babies lap up rather than nurse).
The reality is in between. The milk is secreted by modified sweat
glands over a region of the ventral part of the chest. Elsewhere the
sweat glands function normally, and produce salty water.
The peace of God be with you.