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saunas - bad for breastfeeding?

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2babies Fri 20-Feb-04 22:35:03

Does anyone know whether sitting in a sauna for approx. 10-20 minutes a day is bad for breastfeeding?

tiktok Sat 21-Feb-04 16:51:10

Why would it be????

can't think of any reason why - it wouldn't make the milk boil over, if that's what you're thinking

SoupDragon Sat 21-Feb-04 17:01:00

Is there maybe a risk of dehydration? I know I was thirsty when breastfeeding.

LOL at boiled milk Maybe the heat will sterilise your nipples!

SoupDragon Sat 21-Feb-04 17:11:12

(all you'd need to do is drink more so it's not really a problem)

2babies Sat 21-Feb-04 17:25:25

Thanks tiktok and SD. I was worried since there are these warnings posted in the sauna about heart failure, etc. I think the risk would be dehydration, but will be sure to drink more. It does cause you to sweat a lot.

SoupDragon Sat 21-Feb-04 17:33:09

It's probably not a good idea to breastfeed in the sauna though. Even for only 10-20 minutes a day

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