What is the relationship between dietary patterns consumed during lactation and postpartum weight loss?
Approach to Answering the Question
NESR Systematic Review
Pregnancy and Lactation Subcommittee
Systematic Review Protocol
Developed for each scientific question being examined, the protocol describes the plan for how the systematic review will be conducted. The protocol provides the:
- Analytic framework,
- Literature search and screening plan, and
- Literature search and screening results.
For this question, dietary patterns is defined as the quantities, proportions, variety, or combination of different foods, drinks, and nutrients (when available) in diets, and the frequency with which they are habitually consumed. In addition, the outcomes include change in weight from baseline (postpartum) to a later time point during the postpartum period and postpartum weight retention (if gestational weight gain is controlled for).
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