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.


Pair-bonds are more supportive of lactation than are other kin relations (88).


Conjugal stability (measured by divorce rates) was found to associated with weaning. Availablity of alloparental care was associated with significantly earlier weaning.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
multiple regressionSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN