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Can you tell me whether exercising affects breast milk supply? I have a 7 week old baby and I am exclusively breast feeding. I want to start getting back into some exercising. I am currently doing Pilates and walking but was thinking about something a little more strenuous but I had heard that it can affect your milk supply. Any info or ideas on this would be fantastic!
Hi,
Thank you for your enquiry. It is fine to exercise more if you feel up to it. Sometimes your breasts can be a bit uncomfortable as they are heavier than usual. You need to ensure that you have a really healthy diet, drink plenty of water and get enough rest, as this can affect your supply.

Best wishes,
Alex.

<a href="http://www.nswmidwives.com.au/">NSW Midwives Association</a>
Note: This information is not designed to replace that of your health professional.

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