A 35-year-old female asked:
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is intense exercise like running 5km okay while breastfeeding? can it damage breast muscles?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
OK but...: Ensure that you wear a sports bra with individually formed cups. This type reduces bouncing 30% better than regular sports bras and reduces stress on ligaments in breasts. Your breasts are larger and heavier while breast feeding so extra support is needed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Answered on May 27, 2015
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