Breast-feeding and fertility regulation: current knowledge and programme policy implications.

  • Published 1983 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Abstract

Recent studies have shown that lactation exerts a strong contraceptive action because frequent stimulation of the nipple during suckling leads to neural inhibition of the hypothalamus, diminished secretion of pituitary gonadotropins, and inhibition of ovulation and menstruation. Any change in breastfeeding practices in the developing world that reduces the… (More)

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@article{1983BreastfeedingAF, title={Breast-feeding and fertility regulation: current knowledge and programme policy implications.}, author={}, journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization}, year={1983}, volume={61 3}, pages={371-82} }