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Is it OK to exercise if I'm breastfeeding?
Yes, as long as the exercise is not too strenuous. Try to avoid exercises that
make your breasts sore or tender and it may be helpful to exercise after feeding
your baby. This will ensure your breasts are not feeling too full or uncomfortable.
There is a small body of research that suggests babies do not feed so well when
fed immediately following their mothers undertaking exercise. It is not known
exactly why although some reports suggest it may be an issue of ‘taste’.
It is suggested to wait about one hour following your workout before breastfeeding
– if practical.
If you are exercising on a regular basis, wear a supportive bra. Your breasts
will have changed during pregnancy so you will most likely need to be re-measured.
A good -fitting sports bra may provide more appropriate support. You may also
find that you need to wear breast pads.