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Breastfeeding and exercise

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Spudlet Thu 28-Apr-16 09:39:49

I'd like to start running again, just wondering about fitting this in with bf-ing though. DS is ebf and won't take a bottle at all. I could pop out during his morning nap (DH works from home so no issues there) but I've read that exercise can make your milk taste bad - is this true? Anything else to bear in mind - beyond needing a super heavy duty sports bra? grin

tiktok Thu 28-Apr-16 10:46:31

This is a HUGE MYTH based on a couple of studies that showed exercising to physical limits produced excess lactic acid that entered the milk (harmlessly) and remained there for a very short time.

It should def not stop anyone exercising smile

Just go for it!

Spudlet Thu 28-Apr-16 10:53:46

Cool - thanks TikTok!

Just got to get a sports bra several sizes larger...just tried mine on and it was somewhat constricting. DS found the contortions I had to do to get into it hilarious grin

Junosmum Thu 28-Apr-16 15:54:51

Just remember that breastfeeding keeps levels of relaxin in your body higher than normal so you are more at risk of injury, so take it slow to begin with.

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