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Social Support During Breast-feeding Helps Humans Have More Children


February 13, 2009

people and society graphic The fact that human mothers have support from family while they're breast-feeding may be a key strategy that enables humans to reproduce more rapidly than other primates, new research suggests. Social support helps mothers conserve energy in a way that allows their bodies to prepare for their next pregnancy. Full Story

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