Last update: July 2, 2014
Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Moderate exercise has a benefit for health and it is entirely suitable while breastfeeding. It does not affect composition of milk nor diminishes the amount produced, instead, it may be increased.
Exhaustive exercise could decrease IgA and lactose secretion, and, increase lactic acid and protein content, which can alter milk flavor though well tolerated by the child.
A continuos and intensive exercise would be advisable only for women who have undergone previous training, for instance professional sport women.
We do not have alternatives for Sport since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.
Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.
Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.
e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Asociación Pro Lactancia Materna (APROLAM) from Mexico
Would you like to recommend the use of e-lactancia? Write to us at corporate mail of APILAM