Maternal exercise and growth in breastfed infants: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

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Authors

  • Helen Cooper
  • Hannah Fitzpatrick
  • Catherine McDonald
  • Heather Moore
  • Rebecca Rooney

Abstract

Studies have revealed that women who breastfeed their infants may be reluctant to exercise due to concerns that to do so would adversely affect their breast milk and consequently the growth of their infants. In this review, we seek to systematically review and statistically synthesize evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that have assessed the effects of maternal exercise on breastfed infant growth (weight gain and gain in length).

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-14
Number of pages7
JournalPediatrics
Volume130
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012