Breast Milk May Arrive Late for Obese New Moms

Breast Milk May Arrive Late for Obese New Moms

Newborns of mothers whose breast milk comes in late may lose more weight during the initial days and weeks after birth. While obesity in pregnancy has long been linked to a higher risk for complications during childbirth, there's now another reason to avoid it: a late start to breast milk production. That's the finding from a new study of more than 200 women with newborns who planned to breast-feed. The researchers found that delays in "lactogenesis" -- the production of breast milk within three days of delivery -- "occurred more frequently among women who were obese at the time of...

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