Responses to laboratory psychosocial stress in postpartum women Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Postpartum Period
  • Stress, Psychological

abstract

  • These results indicate that physiological and subjective responses to social stress are not attenuated in lactating women tested at least one hour after feeding their infant. However, enhanced vagal control of cardiac reactivity was observed in lactating women. In addition, postpartum women who did not lactate showed evidence of increased sympathetic and decreased parasympathetic nervous system tone.

publication date

  • October 10, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11573030

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 814

end page

  • 21

volume

  • 63

number

  • 5