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Q&A: Working Out While Breastfeeding?

Will an intense workout routine affect my milk supply at 10 weeks postpartum?
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ByErin van Vuuren
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March 2, 2017
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There is no evidence that an exercise program would have any negative effect on your milk supply. In fact, the results of one study suggested that active moms may produce more milk. As long as your doctor has cleared you to begin this routine, you should be fine. Just remember to wear a supportive bra and to start out slowly. Your body went through a lot in pregnancy and childbirth, and it’s important to give yourself time to heal and adjust.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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