Human lactation, pair-bonds, and alloparents: a cross-cultural analysis

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 19 Published In Pages: 87-102
By Quinlan, Robert J., Quinlan, Marsha B.


This study examines the relationship between pairbonds and lactation, specifically the relationship between pairbond stability, alloparenting, and cross-cultural trends in breastfeeding. Findings show that both conjugal stability and availability of alloparental care are associated with age at weaning.


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Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)Other Researchers

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