Journal article

The Impact of Maternal Obesity on Human Milk Macronutrient Composition: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Gabriela Leghi, Merryn J Netting, Philippa F Middleton, Mary E Wlodek, Donna T Geddes, Beverly S Muhlhausler

Current Developments in Nutrition | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021


Abstract Objectives This article aimed to provide a synthesis of studies evaluating the effects of maternal overweight and obesity, including body mass index (BMI) and other measures of adiposity, on the concentrations of macronutrients (fat, protein and lactose) in human milk (HM). Methods EMBASE, MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science and ProQuest databases were searched for relevant articles. Two authors conducted screening, data extraction and quality assessment independently. Meta-analyses of eligible studies were conducted using Review Manager softwa..

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