The role of breast-feeding beyond postpartum amenorrhoea on the return of fertility in India: a life table and hazards model analysis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This paper investigates the effects of continued breast-feeding after resumption of menses on fertility, using data from two retrospective surveys in India and single decrement life table and multivariate time-dependent hazards analyses. Breast-feeding even after the return of menses is found to be associated with longer birth intervals. The interaction of breast-feeding duration after resumption of menses and postpartum amenorrhoea has a significant effect on the risk of conception after return of menses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nath, DC; Land, KC; Singh, KK

Published Date

  • April 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 206

PubMed ID

  • 8014176

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-7599

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9320

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0021932000021234


  • eng