Stress during labor and delivery is associated with delayed onset of lactation among urban Guatemalan women.

@article{Grajeda2002StressDL,
  title={Stress during labor and delivery is associated with delayed onset of lactation among urban Guatemalan women.},
  author={Rub{\'e}n Grajeda and Rafael P{\'e}rez-Escamilla},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={132 10},
  pages={3055-60}
}
A delayed onset of lactation (OL) is likely to have a negative influence on breast-feeding outcomes. Thus, it is important to identify risk factors for delayed OL. We examined prospectively the association between stress during labor and delivery and OL in a cohort of urban Guatemalan women. Healthy women (n = 136) were recruited during the first stage of labor in the labor unit of a social security hospital in Guatemala City. Women provided salivary samples for cortisol determinations 3.2… CONTINUE READING
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