Lactation, weaning, and calcium supplementation: effects on body composition in postpartum women.

@article{Wosje2004LactationWA,
  title={Lactation, weaning, and calcium supplementation: effects on body composition in postpartum women.},
  author={Karen S. Wosje and Heidi J. Kalkwarf},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={
          423-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Concern that long-term weight retention after pregnancy contributes to obesity underscores the need to identify factors that facilitate postpartum weight loss. Lactation is believed to facilitate postpartum weight loss and fat loss. Calcium intake also has been hypothesized to promote weight loss and fat loss. OBJECTIVE We addressed the following questions: 1) whether lactation enhances loss of fat mass, and 2) whether loss of fat mass during lactation and after weaning is greater… CONTINUE READING
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