Postpartum consequences of an overlap of breastfeeding and pregnancy: reduced breast milk intake and growth during early infancy.

@article{Marquis2002PostpartumCO,
  title={Postpartum consequences of an overlap of breastfeeding and pregnancy: reduced breast milk intake and growth during early infancy.},
  author={Grace S Marquis and Mary Edith Penny and Judith M D{\'i}az and Ray M. Mar{\'i}n},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={e56}
}
OBJECTIVE Despite cultural pressure to wean when a new pregnancy occurs, some women choose to continue breastfeeding. We determined the effect of an overlap of lactation and late pregnancy on breastfeeding and growth in early infancy. METHODS We studied 133 Peruvian pregnant women who were > or =18 years of age, had a child <4 years old, and who then had a vaginal birth with a healthy, normal weight infant. Of the 133 women, 68 breastfed during the last trimester of pregnancy (BFP), and 65… CONTINUE READING