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I'm a long distance runner and am trying to get back into the game since having my baby 3 months ago. Yesterday I ran 12 miles. Before pregnancy this was a short weekend run for me but after pregnancy, this has been the longest I've ran. The run kicked my butt basically and I was pretty sore afterwords. When going to bed for teh night I typically nurse to sleep but she kept sucking and then unlatching and crying, re latching, sucking a couple of times, unlatching, and crying, etc. Today while at work I only pumped half the amount I usually get. Do you think this is in relation to the exercise? Is there a way to continue building my running milage and nursing you think?
Any chance you got dehydrated? You need more hydration when exercising and BF than just exercising alone, or else your supply definitely can drop! I did this to myself today too - mowed the lawn in the heat without a bottle of water (my mistake), and the next pumping session I got half of what I usually do.
Chances are it dehydrated you, even if only temporarily. Also, the hormones excreted with large amounts of exercise can not only affect the taste & supposedly the composition but they also can give the hormones needed for milk production an uphill battle.
Try increasing fluids, and maybe even take fenugreek. I would also suggest a more gradual increase in distance, so that your supply & hormones can keep up
I'm a lurker to this room, but am part of Nov 07 playroom and have a 41/2 month old girl. I'm glad that you posted this. I also run and breast feed, and admit that I've never had problems with supply. I am paranoid however and make sure that I feed just before going out for a run and try to leave it at least an hour after coming back. I have fed immediately after coming back though without problem. I am under the impression that you have to be significantly dehydrated before it causing a problem with supply. I was told however that the taste of lactic acid in your milk should mean that you avoid feeding for about an hour after exercise.
But I guess everone is different. Try again and see if it affects your supply, becuase it's a great hobby and would be a pity if you had to give up (both BF and running ..LOL)