Does Exercise Affect Breast Milk?

Dr. Karen Nordahl, MD, discusses exercise and breast milk.

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Dr. Karen Nordahl, MD, discusses exercise and breast milk.
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Featuring Dr. Karen Nordahl, MD

Duration: 31 seconds

One of the myths out there is that exercise can actually impact the taste of your breast milk, as well as the amount of breast milk you produce.

No studies have actually been able to reproduce that. If you keep yourself well hydrated and drink a lot of water during your exercise program, there is absolutely no change in the taste of your breast milk or how much you produce.

If you have any questions about exercises you should be doing while you're breastfeeding, please contact your healthcare provider.

Presenter: Dr. Karen Nordahl, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.