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Do changes occur in a mother's bones while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause bone loss in mother. You should get adequate calcium through your diet and if needed supplementation.
You should do daily weight bearing exercises as well.

In brief: Yes

Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause bone loss in mother. You should get adequate calcium through your diet and if needed supplementation.
You should do daily weight bearing exercises as well.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Both pregnancy and breast-feeding cause changes in the processing and levels of the female hormone estrogen in your body.
Normal levels and cycling of this hormone regulate bone health and when these are disturbed, some loss of bone mineral (calcium) may occur. This loss is generally unimportant as it can be made up rapidly after you stop breastfeeding. Just be sure to take your supplements.

In brief: Yes

Both pregnancy and breast-feeding cause changes in the processing and levels of the female hormone estrogen in your body.
Normal levels and cycling of this hormone regulate bone health and when these are disturbed, some loss of bone mineral (calcium) may occur. This loss is generally unimportant as it can be made up rapidly after you stop breastfeeding. Just be sure to take your supplements.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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