Relactation by mothers of sick and premature infants.

@article{Bose1981RelactationBM,
  title={Relactation by mothers of sick and premature infants.},
  author={Carl L. Bose and A Joseph D'ercole and Alena Lester and R S Hunter and J Barrett},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1981},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={
          565-9
        }
}
Relactation, the induction of lactation at any time beyond the immediate postpartum period, has received minimal scientific investigation. In this study, one adoptive mother and six mothers ten to 150 days postpartum, who for a variety of reasons did not initiate or maintain lactation after delivery, attempted relactation. Each suckled her infant at regular feeding intervals. Prior to milk production, formula was provided during suckling through an artificial device. Serum prolactin responses… 

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