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Old 01-17-2010, 01:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have heard that lactic acid and other toxins stored in fat can go into breastmilk if you are working out really hard. What was recommended to me was, work out right after you breastfeed. Besides feeling better on your breasts, that will help icky stuff clear out by the next time baby wants to nurse. And drink A LOT of water. For me when I was nursing, any attempt to restrict calories resulted in bad headaches. I think if you are eating healthy, tracking your foods on fitday so you know you're not way off base, and getting some exercise every day you should be okay. They say that breastfeeding alone burns 500 calories per day so make sure to add that to your calories burned each day - make sure you are eating enough or it could affect your milk supply. Hope this helps!
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