不同嬰兒哺餵方式對產後婦女體組成變化之影響

Translated title of the contribution: Effects of Different Infant Feeding Methods on Postpartum Changes in the Maternal Body Composition

藍玉芬, 林宜芬, 葉秋莉, 葉松鈴

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Abstract

This study evaluated changes in the postpartum maternal body composition with 3 different feeding methods including exclusively breast feeding, exclusively formula-feeding, and a combination of breast feeding and formula feeding. Subjects were recruited from the Postpartum Nursing Care Center or obstetrics ward of Taipei City Hospital. Three groups of women containing a total of 73 participants were included according to the method of infant feeding employed during the first 6 months. There were 56 subjects who completed the study, with 31 in breast-feeding group, 14 in the combination group and 11 in formula-feeding group. Body weight loss was recorded, and a bioelectrical impedance analysis was used to measure body composition changes at 1, 3, and 6 months postpartum. Results showed that there were no differences in body weight gain during pregnancy, and postpartum body weight retention did not differ among the 3 different feeding groups. However, compared to the first month, breast-feeding women had a lower body fat mass, fat percent, waist circumference, and waist/hip ratio at 6 month postpartum, whereas only waist circumference changes were found in the formula-feeding group. These results suggest that although breast-feeding mothers did not reduce postpartum weight retention compared to women using the formula- and combinationfeeding methods, lactation still had favorable effects on postpartum body shape recovery and had general health benefits in women.
Translated title of the contributionEffects of Different Infant Feeding Methods on Postpartum Changes in the Maternal Body Composition
Original languageTraditional Chinese
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chinese Nutrition Society
Volume40
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • breast feeding
  • formula feeding
  • weigh retention
  • body composition

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