Lactational amenorrhoea in well-nourished Toba women of Formosa, Argentina.

@article{Valeggia2004LactationalAI,
  title={Lactational amenorrhoea in well-nourished Toba women of Formosa, Argentina.},
  author={Claudia Valeggia and Peter T Ellison},
  journal={Journal of biosocial science},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={573-95}
}
The proximate causes of the contraceptive effect of lactation are still a matter of productive debate. This study sought to disentangle the relative impact that intense breast-feeding practices and maternal nutrition have on the regulation of ovarian function in nursing women. A mixed-longitudinal, direct-observational, prospective study was conducted of the return to postpartum fecundity in 113 breast-feeding, well-nourished Toba women. A sub-sample of 70 women provided data on nursing… CONTINUE READING