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Oxytocin and prolactin levels in breast-feeding women

Author: Uvnas-Moberg K et al.
Resource type: Research

Uvnas-Moberg K, Widstrom AM, Werner S, Matthiesen AS, Winberg J. Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica Scandinavica 1990; 69, 301-306.

Breastfeeding involves close physical contact and the release of the hormones oxytocin and prolactin promoting mothering behaviour (therefore it may also assist traumatised mothers to be more responsive in their care giving and thus maximise child survival and limit the emotional damage of trauma)

This paper is not available in this resource library at present. The reader might be interested in looking at: Gribble K, Infant feeding in the post Indian Ocean tsunami context: reports, theory and action. Birth Issues 2005, 14: 121-127, which refers to this paper. It is available in this library see: Asia, tsunami, 2004: Infant feeding in the post Indian Ocean tsunami context: reports, theory and action. PAPER. Click Tsunami tag.

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