Is Maternal Obesity a Cause of Poor Lactation Performance?
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Volume 63, Issue 10, pages 352–355, October 2005
How to Cite
Lovelady, C. A. (2005), Is Maternal Obesity a Cause of Poor Lactation Performance?. Nutrition Reviews, 63: 352–355. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2005.tb00113.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Maternal obesity;
Several investigators have reported a relationship between maternal obesity and low rates of initiation and duration of breast-feeding. Recent research findings suggest that poor infant feeding behavior and reduced hormonal responses in the early postpartum period result in delayed lactogenesis and early cessation of breast-feeding among overweight/obese women.