Breastfeeding and Obesity

Time-frame: 60-90
CERP: yes

Overweight and obesity are at epidemic proportions. Both conditions complicate pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation. This presentation looks at the evidence for the protective effects of breastfeeding upon the development of overweight and obesity, especially in infancy and childhood. Also covered is how obesity affects lactation and the possible complications to breastfeeding that overweight and obesity present. Interventions for remediating these problems are offered.



Marsha Walker RN, IBCLC


Phone number: 781-893-3553
Email: Marshalact@aol.com

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