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Oxytocin secretory response to breast stimulation in pregnant women.

Authors
  • Leake, R D
  • Fisher, D A
  • Ross, M
  • Buster, J E
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1984
Volume
148
Issue
3
Pages
259–262
Identifiers
PMID: 6695971
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Plasma oxytocin levels were measured serially in 10 pregnant women prior to labor and 16 women during labor in response to 12 minutes of Egnell breast pump stimulation. There was no increase in plasma oxytocin concentrations during either the second or third trimesters in 24 of the 26 subjects studied. Five minutes of manual autostimulation of the breast in 10 additional women at term also had no effect on plasma oxytocin levels.

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