Maternal nutritional status is inversely associated with lactational amenorrhea in Sub-Saharan Africa: results from demographic and health surveys II and III.

@article{Peng1998MaternalNS,
  title={Maternal nutritional status is inversely associated with lactational amenorrhea in Sub-Saharan Africa: results from demographic and health surveys II and III.},
  author={Y. K. M. Peng and V Hight-Laukaran and Arthur E Peterson and Rafael P{\'e}rez-Escamilla},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={128 10},
  pages={1672-80}
}
Breast-feeding is positively associated with the duration of postpartum amenorrhea; thus it is a major determinant of fertility in countries where effective contraceptive methods are not widely available. The objective of these analyses was to examine the association between maternal nutritional status and lactational amenorrhea (LA) among breast-feeding women. Women who were not pregnant, who were breast-feeding, who were not using hormonal contraceptives and who had a child </=2 y old at the… CONTINUE READING