Research Finds Pre-Pregnancy Weight Affects Infant Growth Response to Breast Milk

In the first study of its kind, LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women’s pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in breast milk, which can affect infant growth.
Infants born to women with overweight or obesity demonstrated less responsive growth to breastmilk contents. More studies are needed to assess longitudinal effects of this impact.
The research findings are published in PLOS ONE.