August 29th, 2014, 11:27 AM
I have a six month old, and all is going well with breastfeeding. We started solids this week, and are going the baby led route, and very gradually.
I am seeking any advice regarding plans to start to exercise, specifically, starting to run. I believe I read somewhere that exercise can change the taste of breastmilk, and that this can be frustrating to some babies. Is this true? Is there any potential that this would impact my supply, and if so, how do I prevent this? Is there anything specific I should change or add to my diet, to support breastfeeding while adding this extra activity, other than just eating more and drinking more, when I'm hungry?
(If it helps, I returned to pre pregnancy weight pretty quickly, maybe four weeks or so after birth, and am now maybe 3 or 4 pounds under pre preg weight, but still within a normal range, but haven't been doing any deliberate 'exercise'- but I do have a baby who likes to be held, and likes me to be moving when doing so!)
(If this is the wrong place to post this question, where should it be?)