National WIC Association

Effect of breastfeeding on weight retention from one pregnancy to the next: results from the North Carolina WIC Program

Ostbye T, et al. Effect of breastfeeding on weight retention from one pregnancy to the next: results from the North Carolina WIC Program. Prev Med. Nov 2010;51(5):368-372.

This study investigated the effect of breastfeeding on long-term postpartum weight retention of participants in the North Carolina WIC Program. The research revealed less long-term weight retention among mothers who had breastfed for at least 20 weeks.