Obesity Affects Breast Milk Production in New Mothers

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Obese pregnant women see a delay in breast milk production.

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Breast milk production might be delayed in women who are obese.

A new study tracked the timing of first lactation in over 200 new moms.

Obese women were more likely to have their breast milk come in late than their normal weight peers.

Researchers say newborns who can’t nurse right away might lose weight in the days and weeks after birth.

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