Obesity and Breastfeeding

June 2004
Pediatrics for Parents;2004, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p1
This article discusses various issues related to mother obesity and breastfeeding. Obese women are, as a group, less likely to initiate or continue breastfeeding than normal weight new mothers. In some instances, because of their size, these women find it difficult to properly position their newborns for breastfeeding. The initiation of breast milk production is due to maternal hormonal changes. Immediately after the baby is delivered, the mother experiences a rapid fall in her progesterone level. This reaction is generally normal in obese mothers.


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