Breastfeeding affected by return to work

A study of 6 150 women in the U.S. in the journal Pediatrics shows that the sooner a woman returns to work after giving birth, the less likely it is to breastfeed her child.

The study's author, Chinelo Ogbuanu, Department of Health of Georgia, explains that women who continued to leave work for at least nine months after giving birth, tend to produce more milk for an average of three months, compared to before returning to work.

He explained that the longer a woman breastfeeds, the more milk your body and warned that although the mothers using milk punches, the benefit that produces a baby is not comparable, so it is encouraging mothers to take maternity leave followed and have your child near the workplace in order to give milk in their free time when you return to work.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, currently 7 out of 10 women in the United States nurse their babies, but only 3 out of 10 remain for 6 months.

Is directly proportional relationship between staying at home and the possibility of breastfeeding. About 3 of every 10 women who did not return to work for at least the first 13 weeks, admitted having breastfed their children, while decreasing to 2 out of 10 when they returned to their jobs at 6 weeks.