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Effects of suckling on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to psychosocial stress in postpartum lactating women

Heinrichs, M.; Meinlschmidt, G.; Neumann, I.; Wagner, S.; Kirschbaum, C.; Ehlert, U.; Hellhammer, D.H.

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 86(10): 4798-4804


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-972X
PMID: 11600543
DOI: 10.1210/jcem.86.10.7919
Accession: 003745639

In several studies lactation has been shown to be associated with a hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis hyporesponsiveness to physical and psychological stressors.

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