Using complete breastfeeding and lactational amenorrhoea as birth spacing methods

Giovanni A. Tommaselli, Maurizio Guida, Stefano Palomba, Michele Barbato, Carmine Nappi

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of lactational amenorrhoea and to determine the relationship between extended breastfeeding and the return of fertility. Breastfeeding pattern, basal body temperature, cervical mucus, salivary ferning, vaginal blood discharge, frequency of sexual intercourse, and the presence of ovulation in the first cycle after the resumption of menses with ultrasonography were evaluated in 40 women. All subjects completed the study with only one case of incomplete breastfeeding. No pregnancies were observed. The mean number of feeding sessions and mean interval between sessions decreased significantly (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000


  • Breastfeeding
  • Lactational amenorrhoea
  • Natural family planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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