Nursing and ObesityHere's another reason to maintain a healthy weight before you get pregnant.
This article talks about how obese women have a harder time with breastfeeding. Read more:
"We found that overweight and obese women have a lower prolactin response to suckling," says Kathleen Rasmussen, professor of nutritional sciences at Cornell and the lead researcher of the study, which is published in the journal Pediatrics (Vol. 113, No. 5, May 2004). Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates the mammary glands to produce milk soon after birth.