Maternal nutrition and lactational amenorrhoea.

  title={Maternal nutrition and lactational amenorrhoea.},
  author={Peter G. Lunn and Michael Watkinson and Andrew M Prentice and Peter Morrell and Susan Austin and Roger G. Whitehead},
  volume={1 8235},
It is possible that the lower levels of prolactin associated with improved maternal nutrition could result in shorter periods of postpartum infertility. The authors tested this hypothesis by studying postpartum amenorrhea and fertility when the diet of lactating Gambian women was improved by supplementation. 119 women living in the village of Keneba were studied earlier. Blood samples used in the prolactin study were analyzed for progesterone and estradiol; samples from the supplemented group… CONTINUE READING