Daily energy expenditure across the course of lactation among urban Bangladeshi women.

@article{Rashid1999DailyEE,
  title={Daily energy expenditure across the course of lactation among urban Bangladeshi women.},
  author={Maki K. Rashid and Stanley J. Ulijaszek},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1999},
  volume={110 4},
  pages={
          457-65
        }
}
Measures of energy intake of lactating women in developing countries show that intakes are often lower than those recommended by international bodies, while fat-mass losses are often substantially less than the 3-4 kg used in the calculations of recommendations, suggesting that physiological adaptation must be commonplace among such women. The cost of lactation may be met by reduction in energy expenditure, including reduced physical activity, as well as by mobilization of bodily soft tissue… CONTINUE READING