Duration of lactation and incidence of maternal hypertension: a longitudinal cohort study.

@article{Stuebe2011DurationOL,
  title={Duration of lactation and incidence of maternal hypertension: a longitudinal cohort study.},
  author={Alison M Stuebe and Eleanor Bimla Schwarz and Karen M Grewen and Janet W Rich-Edwards and Karin B. Michels and E. Michael Foster and Gary C. Curhan and J. Forman},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={174 10},
  pages={1147-58}
}
Never or curtailed lactation has been associated with an increased risk for incident hypertension, but the effect of exclusive breastfeeding is unknown. The authors conducted an observational cohort study of 55,636 parous women in the US Nurses' Health Study II. From 1991 to 2005, participants reported 8,861 cases of incident hypertension during 660,880 person-years of follow-up. Never or curtailed lactation was associated with an increased risk of incident hypertension. Compared with women who… CONTINUE READING
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