Effect of breast-feeding on weight retention at 3 and 6 months postpartum: data from the North Carolina WIC Programme.

@article{Krause2010EffectOB,
  title={Effect of breast-feeding on weight retention at 3 and 6 months postpartum: data from the North Carolina WIC Programme.},
  author={Katrina M. Krause and Cheryl A. Lovelady and Bercedis L. Peterson and Najmul Chowdhury and Truls \Ostbye},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={2019-26}
}
OBJECTIVE Pregnancy-related weight retention can contribute to obesity, and breast-feeding may facilitate postpartum weight loss. We investigated the effect of breast-feeding on postpartum weight retention. DESIGN A retrospective follow-up study of weight retention, compared in women who were fully breast-feeding, combining breast-feeding with formula-feeding (mixed feeding), or formula-feeding at 3 months (n 14 330) or 6 months (n 4922) postpartum, controlling for demographic and weight… CONTINUE READING

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