Last update: July 2, 2014

Sport

Very Low Risk for breastfeeding


Safe. Compatible.
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.

Alternatives

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.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

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.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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References

  1. Comité de Lactancia Materna AEP. Preguntas frecuentes sobre lactancia materna. Folleto. 2012 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. HWA - Healthy Western Australia, Department of Health. More about breastfeeding. Health Pamphlet 2009 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Wright KS, Quinn TJ, Carey GB. Infant acceptance of breast milk after maternal exercise. Pediatrics. 2002 Abstract
  4. Quinn TJ, Carey GB. Does exercise intensity or diet influence lactic acid accumulation in breast milk? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1999 Abstract
  5. Carey GB, Quinn TJ, Goodwin SE. Breast milk composition after exercise of different intensities. J Hum Lact. 1997 Abstract

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