The influence of medroxyprogesterone on the duration of breast-feeding in mothers in an urban community.

  title={The influence of medroxyprogesterone on the duration of breast-feeding in mothers in an urban community.},
  author={Patricia R Hannon and Anne K. Duggan and Janet R. Serwint and J W Vogelhut and Frank Witter and Catherine D Deangelis},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={151 5},
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of medroxyprogesterone acetate on lactation when it is given immediately post partum. DESIGN Prospective cohort study with follow-up through 16 weeks post partum. SETTING Urban teaching hospital in Baltimore, Md. PARTICIPANTS Consecutive sample (N = 95) of mothers who were delivered of healthy, term newborns, had home telephones, received either medroxyprogesterone or nonhormonal contraception at discharge, and were currently breast-feeding their newborns… CONTINUE READING


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