Postpartum Sugar Consumption

Sugary Beverage and Added Sugar Consumption During the Postpartum Period Leads to Greater Weight Gain and Risk of Obesity

Weight gain is a necessary part of any healthy pregnancy. But failure to lose this weight after the baby is born, or gaining additional weight after delivery, can be detrimental to a woman’s health. Obesity rates in the United States continue to rise, and women who do not lose their pregnancy weight are particularly vulnerable to further weight gain and future obesity. To date, there are few studies aimed at understanding just how a woman’s diet contributes to changes in weight gain following pregnancy.

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