Are There Concerns With Exercise And Breast-Feeding?

Are there concerns with exercise and breast-feeding? Sore breasts can result if a breastfeeding mom works out at a high intensity. There are two things. One is that breast-feeding moms often have breasts...

There are two things. One is that breast-feeding moms often have breasts that are a little bit uncomfortable and can get kind of engorged. One thing I would say is to be especially be careful about making sure to have a very supportive bra and to avoid high impact activities that can make that area hurt. The other is that a lot of people are concerned that their breast milk will contain a different flavor. The reason being is that if the woman exercises very intensely, lactic acid can build up and it apparently can actually change the taste of the breast milk. My understanding of that is that you have to be exercising at pretty extreme intensities to have that happen. I exercised after both my babies at pretty decent intensities and I never had any sort of reaction. I would nurse them as soon as I would finish exercising and they never had any reaction whatsoever. I think the only thing I ever noticed my children reacting to was the sweat on my breast, but you can just wipe that off.

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