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Maternal weight-loss patterns during prolonged lactation.

Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 1993 Aug;58(2):162-6.
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Weight and triceps-skinfold thickness were measured until 24 mo postpartum in matched cohorts of women who breast-fed for > or = 12 mo (BF; n = 46) or < or = 3 mo (FF; n = 39). In the BF gro.... Maternal weight did not differ significantly between 12 and 24 mo in either group. We conclude that lactation enhances weight loss postpartum if breast-feeding continues for at least 6 mo.

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