14. Breast Feeding and Contraception

  1. Deborah L. Conway MD
  1. Elizabeth Reifsnider PhD, RN, WHNP, PHCNS-BC

Published Online: 18 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch14

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

How to Cite

Reifsnider, E. (2011) Breast Feeding and Contraception, in Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management (ed D. L. Conway), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. School of Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196482

Online ISBN: 9781444391183



  • breast feeding and contraception;
  • obesity, effects on contraception - contraceptives, effects on women's weight;
  • postpartum contraceptive and breastfeeding counseling - intense in women;
  • obesity, effects on woman's fertility - and hormonal irregularities;
  • obesity impact on breastfeeding - obesity and reduced breastfeeding incidence;
  • obese women, and co-morbid conditions - developing pregnancy-related diseases;
  • breastfeeding, short- and long-term effects - on postpartum women's weight;
  • clinical lactation support - for obese postpartum women;
  • weight changes with oral contraceptives (OCs) - excessive weight gain in taking OCs;
  • Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (injection) DMPA - effective contraceptive, side-effects being weight gain


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Impact of obesity on fertility

  • Impact of obesity on breastfeeding

  • The impact of breastfeeding on obesity

  • Oral contraceptives

  • Contraceptive vaginal ring

  • The transdermal patch

  • Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (injection)

  • Intrauterine devices

  • Barrier contraceptives

  • Sterilization

  • Recommendations for contraception for obese women

  • References