Lactation among adolescent mothers and subsequent bone mineral density.

@article{Chantry2004LactationAA,
  title={Lactation among adolescent mothers and subsequent bone mineral density.},
  author={Caroline J Chantry and Peggy Auinger and Robert S. Byrd},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={158 7},
  pages={650-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of breastfeeding during adolescence with bone mineral density (BMD) during young adulthood. METHODS Secondary analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, a nationally representative cross-sectional survey conducted from 1988 through 1994, was performed. The BMDs for 5 regions of the proximal femur as measured by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry were compared for 5 groups of women aged 20 to 25 years (n = 819); the… CONTINUE READING
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