|Nutrition Evidence Library|
What is the relationship between breastfeeding and maternal weight change? (DGAC 2010)
A moderate body of consistent evidence shows that breastfeeding may be associated with maternal post-partum weight loss. However this weight loss is small, transient, and depends on breastfeeding intensity and duration.
Overall strength of the available supporting evidence: Strong; Moderate; Limited; Expert Opinion Only; Grade not assignable For additional information regarding how to interpret grades, click here.
What is the evidence that supports this conclusion? For more information, click on the Evidence Summary link below.
Search Plan and Results
What were the search parameters and selection criteria used to identify literature to answer this question? For more information, click on the Search Plan and Results link below.