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Richard Bender

Richard L Bender currently works at the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder. Richard does research in Biological Anthropology and Human Biology.

Multiple Strategies To Meet The Energy Costs Of Human Lactation – But Not Increased Energy Efficiency

For all animals, reproduction entails an investment of time and energy. Among humans, lactation (i.e., breastfeeding) is, perhaps surprisingly, the most metabolically expensive phase of the entire reproductive cycle. That is, mothers need more energy (i.e., calories) per day to […]