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Birth interval among breast-feeding women not using contraceptives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2122414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred twelve Orthodox Jewish mothers were surveyed by means of questionnaire about birth interval in relationship to formula-feeding (n = 30) and breast-feeding (n = 236) experiences in the absence of birth control. Analyses indicate that mothers who breast-fed have longer birth intervals than those who did not. Moreover, data obtained from the same mothers show that birth intervals preceded by breast-feeding were longer than those preceded by formula-feeding of the previous infant. For those mothers who breast-fed, there was significant positive correlation between duration of breast-feeding and the length of lactational amenorrhea and total birth interval. The age at which night feeding was terminated had corresponding but less strong associations with lactational amenorrhea and total birth interval.
A E Rosner; S K Schulman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-04     Completed Date:  1990-12-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  747-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Schulman Medical Associates, Brooklyn, NY 11219.
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MeSH Terms
Amenorrhea / etiology,  physiopathology
Birth Intervals*
Breast Feeding*
Contraception Behavior / ethnology*
Follicle Stimulating Hormone / physiology
Infant Food
Infant, Newborn
Lactation / physiology
Luteinizing Hormone / physiology
New York City
Prolactin / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
9002-62-4/Prolactin; 9002-67-9/Luteinizing Hormone; 9002-68-0/Follicle Stimulating Hormone

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