Breast feeding, birth spacing and their effects on child survival

Nature. 1988 Oct 20;335(6192):679-82. doi: 10.1038/335679a0.


It has long been known that breast feeding inhibits female fertility and that it is a factor in restricting population growth. But just how important is it?

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Birth Intervals*
  • Breast Feeding*
  • Contraception
  • Developing Countries
  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Humans
  • Lactation
  • Mortality
  • Population Growth
  • Pregnancy