Corpus ID: 11831676

Fertility, infant mortality, and breast feeding in the seventeenth century.

  title={Fertility, infant mortality, and breast feeding in the seventeenth century.},
  author={D. McLaren},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={378 - 396}
A positive correlation between fertility and infant mortality is generally accepted under certain conditions. The investigation of population change in two parishes in south Oxfordshire during the Stuart period was carried out as part of a Ph.D. thesis. It became apparent that there was a clear link between the death of an infant and the reduction of the subsequent intergenesic interval. It also seemed clear that lactation had an important part to play in fertility and infant mortality. The… Expand
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