Overweight moms have trouble nursing
By KATHLEEN DOHENY HealthDay
May. 3, 2004 05:45 PM
Overweight new mothers are more likely to quit breast-feeding early or not try it at all, and now researchers have found a reason why.
Women who are heavy have a diminished response to their baby's suckling, and this can adversely affect milk production, said Kathleen M. Rasmussen, a professor of nutrition at Cornell University and lead author of the study, which appears in the May issue of Pediatrics.