Does Dieting During Lactation Put Infant Growth at Risk?
Article first published online: 27 APR 2009
© 2001 International Life Sciences Institute
Volume 59, Issue 1, pages 18–21, January 2001
How to Cite
McCrory, M. A. (2001), Does Dieting During Lactation Put Infant Growth at Risk?. Nutrition Reviews, 59: 18–21. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2001.tb01900.x
- Issue published online: 27 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2009
For some women, postpartum retention of weight gained during pregnancy may contribute to obesity. A recent 10-week randomized intervention showed that infants of initially overweight, lactat-ing mothers who exercised and dieted to lose an average of 0.5 kgI week grew normally. The findings of this study support the Institute of Medicine guidelines for weight loss in overweight women who are exclusively breast-feeding their child.