Lactational amenorrhea in monkeys: effects of suckling on prolactin secretion.


To determine the acute and chronic effects of suckling on maternal PRL secretion in monkeys, five mother-infant pairs were studied longitudinally on days 40, 80, 120, and 10 after weaning (day 160). Mothers were chronically cannulated and, during blood collections, wore protective nylon vests with mobile tethers. Studies were undertaken during the day and… (More)