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Exercise & BF Joes_hunny Due August 20; 2 kids; Potsdam, New York 139 posts
1st Jan '13

So Ive decided to kick my butt in gear and start workin out but I was wondering if it can affect my milk supply. Ive heard if you do strenuous exercise it can cause a build-up of lactic acid which can affect the taste. Ive worked damn hard to be able to exclusively breastfeed and don't want to mess it up.

Brandi Eastman 2 kids; Youngsville, Pennsylvania 1452 posts
1st Jan '13

following...also interested.
Also...anybody know a good bra? I tried running on the treadmill and LITERALLY had to strap myself down with an ACE bandage!

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
1st Jan '13

Watching. I ebf my 16 week old and am wondering the same thing. I want to do more than a workout DVD.

Joes_hunny Due August 20; 2 kids; Potsdam, New York 139 posts
1st Jan '13

Wish I had a suggestion on the bra. I saw some on a show the other day that looked like they worked great but they were &0 bucks. No way am I gonna spend that much.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
1st Jan '13

I was told this also. I did not exercise full on until I stopped bf

Honey&E 6 kids; Connecticut 3752 posts
1st Jan '13

how's your diet? I'd start there while breastfeeding.

♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 6513 posts
status 1st Jan '13
Quoting Brandi Eastman:" following...also interested. Also...anybody know a good bra? I tried running on the treadmill and LITERALLY had to strap myself down with an ACE bandage!"

the best bra I found was at target in their work out section! I got it a size smaller so it is a little snug and I think it provides more support. I wear a 36DD. Ive also heard of women wearing 2 sport bras to try to help with support

Joes_hunny Due August 20; 2 kids; Potsdam, New York 139 posts
1st Jan '13

I've done a lot to clean up my diet. Ive already lost my baby weight and an extra 7lbs. But Im still about 40lbs away from my goal weight and about 70 away from whats considered "healthy" for my body type.

Kara-lynn Due July 21; 65 kids; Florida 2063 posts
1st Jan '13

There are many different "normal" in the situation... There's nothing to say you cannot exercise while breastfeeding, And most women do not notice a decrease in nursing because of the taste change.
That said- many women do notice a decrease in supply. Is important to keep up your intake of water and healthy calories...