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Postnatal breast development of preterm infants. An index of gonadal function.
  1. J McKiernan

    Abstract

    Development of breast nodules after birth was examined in 17 preterm infants; nodules developed regularly in girls but not boys. It is concluded that the pituitary-gonadal axis of preterm infants is active in the months after birth and that in preterm infants there is a definite phase of breast growth in early postnatal life.

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