International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Full Length Research Paper

Duration of post-partum amenorrhoea associated with breastfeeding pattern in Bangladesh

  Md. Mizanur Rahman*  and  Shamima Akter
  Department of Population Science and Human Resource Development, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205,  Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 14 October 2009
  •  Published: 31 January 2010



The association between breastfeeding and resumption of post-partum menstruation (PPA) was 
examined in Bangladeshi women from the Bangladesh Demographic Health Survey (2004). Life table 
and Cox regression model were used. Breastfeeding was found to be statistically associated with PPA 
(p < 0.00) in bivariate and multivariate analysis. Hazard analysis show that administrative division, 
religion, mother’s education, work status, mother’s age, age at marriage, parity and contraceptive use 
were statistically significantly associated with the probability of termination of breastfeeding. The study 
indicated that the duration of PPA significantly increased with increased the duration of breastfeeding 
Key words: Breastfeeding, menstruation, post-partum amenorrhoea.  
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