Maternal and fetal stress are associated with impaired lactogenesis in humans.

@article{Dewey2001MaternalAF,
  title={Maternal and fetal stress are associated with impaired lactogenesis in humans.},
  author={Kathryn G Dewey},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={131 11},
  pages={3012S-5S}
}
Studies in animals indicate that various types of stressful stimuli can depress lactation, but there is much less information in humans. Experimental studies in breastfeeding women have shown that acute physical and mental stress can impair the milk ejection reflex by reducing the release of oxytocin during a feed. If this occurs repeatedly, it could reduce milk production by preventing full emptying of the breast at each feed. Prospective observational studies indicate that both maternal and… CONTINUE READING
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