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Old 07-17-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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Exercise and supply

I have been too sore to really do much (or any, really) in the way of exercise this pregnancy. I keep telling myself that after I recover from birth that I will try some. I don't run or do anything heavy. Just light cardio, sit-ups and stuff. This wouldn't affect my milk would it? ''Cuz I'd honestly rather be flabby and producing than fit and struggling.

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Old 07-17-2011, 05:22 PM   #2
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Re: Exercise and supply

Exercise had no ill effect on my supply. I go to the gym 5 days a week; 3 days of weight lifting and 2 days of intense cardio

ETA: I did ease into my workout routine gradually. The first 4 weeks (before I was cleared by my doc), I just took the kids out for a walk daily. After I was cleared for exercise, I began going to the gym 3 days a week and doing light weights and short amounts on the eliptical/treadmill. I worked up to 5 days a week, which is where I am now.
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Exercise had no ill effect on my supply. I go to the gym 5 days a week; 3 days of weight lifting and 2 days of intense cardio

ETA: I did ease into my workout routine gradually. The first 4 weeks (before I was cleared by my doc), I just took the kids out for a walk daily. After I was cleared for exercise, I began going to the gym 3 days a week and doing light weights and short amounts on the eliptical/treadmill. I worked up to 5 days a week, which is where I am now.
Good to hear. I'd rather have good supply but if I can manage good supply and some toning, that'd be great.

Please excuse my typos. My phone thinks it knows what I am trying to say better than I do.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:35 PM   #4
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I saw a decrease in my excess if I exercised over an hour a day (cardio and weights). I had an oversupply, so what Extra i was pumping decreased to a normal amount, and would come right back if I went a few days without exercising as much.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:02 PM   #5
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Re: Exercise and supply

I haven't noticed any decrease in supply with rigorous exercise. I work out pretty hard, too.

Kellymom says dieting and exercise are fine.

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Does exercise affect milk supply or nutrient content?

No. Studies have shown no difference in the volume or composition of the milk or babies' weight gain. One study showed a slight increase in milk supply for the women who exercised regularly, but because of the small size of the study this increase may not be significant.
http://www.kellymom.com/health/lifestyle/mom-exercise.html
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