The patterns of breast-feeding and their effect on the time of resumption of menses

  • Lukman H. Tarigan
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Abstract

The percentage of mother who had full/exclusive breast-feeding for four months after birth are 50%, and only less than 15% continued full/exclusive breast-feeding for up to the first six months afier birth. The mean duration of full/exclusive breast-feeding is 3.3 months. The median time of the resumption of menses in this study is 186 days (CI: 177-195 days). The median time of resumption of menses significantly associated with both the mean duration of full/exclusive breast-feeding and the average suckling frequency. The longer the mean duration of full/exclusive breast-feeding and the more the average of suckling frequency, the longer the median time of resumption of menses. The median time of resumption of menses in respondent who practiced full/exclusive breast-feeding up to three and more than three months are 149 (CI: 121-177) and 199 (CI: 186-212) days, respectively. And in the mothers who breast fed their infant for up to six times and more than 6 times per day the median time of resumption of menses are 125 (CI: 90-160) and 191 (CI: 181-201) days, respectively. (Med J Indones 2002; 11: 106-19)

Keywords : breastfeeding, lactational amenorrhoea, resumption of menses

Published
2002-05-01
How to Cite
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Tarigan LH. The patterns of breast-feeding and their effect on the time of resumption of menses. Med J Indones [Internet]. 2002May1 [cited 2021Nov.30];11(2):106-19. Available from: http://mji.ui.ac.id/journal/index.php/mji/article/view/59
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Community Research