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I heard that exercise will make my breast milk sour and that I should pump after the gym. Is there any truth to this?

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JaymieZ

Asked by JaymieZ at 10:21 PM on Jan. 29, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I never heard this and exercised and breastfed.
    truealaskanmom

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 10:25 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • None whatsoever.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:34 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Utter ridiculousness...NO its not true, seriously, you may want to learn a bit about breastfeeding, very simple knowledge is all you need to know this isnt true!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • It's not true. I was in the military and breastfed my son. We had to work out four times a week and I am sure all of us breastfeeding moms would have known about this from the lactition consultant that we had to go to. Always look up information that sounds "off".
    Kenre

    Answer by Kenre at 10:44 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • That's funny.
    Foods and medication and pregnancy can affect the taste of your milk, but exercise will not.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • no.
    what ive heard in the past though is do not work out too rigourously... it can effect your supply & also when you work out hard you sweat out toxins in your body. if breastfeeding these toxins can leak into your breastmilk & are bad for the baby..
    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 12:32 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Uhhh no. You are fine to work out a BF.
    Emberbaby

    Answer by Emberbaby at 1:38 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Who told you that? McFatty Pants I bet!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:39 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • Thank you for the giggle!
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:43 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

  • No way!!! I exercised and nursed and it didn't seem to affect the taste in any way, because they stil wanted to nurse. The only thing that affects the taste would be things that YOU consume.
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 9:59 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

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