Q&A: Is Running Safe?

Is running safe for breastfeeding moms?
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ByErin van Vuuren
Updated
Jan 2017
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Yep. Running (or other moderate exercise) doesn’t seem to have any effect on the quantity or quality of breast milk. Just remember to take care of your breasts by wearing a supportive, well-fitting bra and breastfeeding baby before heading out for a run (breasts that have been emptied of milk are much comfier for running). Be sure to stay well hydrated too, and keep an eye on your weight: If you start losing more than a pound each week, you probably need to add more (nutritious) calories to your diet.

Note: Always get an okay from your doctor before starting an exercise routine postpartum.

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