Maternal Body Composition, Caloric Restriction and Exercise during Lactation: An Overview

Kathryn G. Dewey

The Journal of Nutrition Vol. 128 No. 2 February 1998, pp. 379S-380S

During the postpartum period, facilitating a woman’s return to her prepregnancy weight is a key element in preventing or reducing adult obesity in affluent populations, yet for breastfeeding women there is always a concern that rapid weight loss may compromise lactation. The authors of the papers in this symposium were asked to consider several issues that relate to this concern.
First, what changes in body weight and composition are to be expected during lactation, and what are the factors that influence these changes?

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