Maternal stress affects postnatal growth and the pituitary expression of prolactin in mouse offspring.

@article{Gao2011MaternalSA,
  title={Maternal stress affects postnatal growth and the pituitary expression of prolactin in mouse offspring.},
  author={Pengfei Gao and Atsushi Ishige and Yu Murakami and Hideyuki Nakata and Jun-ichiro Oka and Kaori Munakata and Masahiro Yamamoto and Ko Nishimura and Kenji Watanabe},
  journal={Journal of neuroscience research},
  year={2011},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={329-40}
}
Maternal stress exerts long-lasting psychiatric and somatic on offspring, which persist into adulthood. However, the effect of maternal stress on the postnatal growth of pups has not been widely reported. In this study, we found that maternal immobilization stress (IS) during lactation resulted in low body weight of male mouse offspring, which persisted after weaning. Despite free access to chow, IS induced maternal malnutrition and decreased the serum insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1… CONTINUE READING