TITLE

Obesity and Breastfeeding

PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Pediatrics for Parents;2004, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
15259992

 

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