Query – does exercise affect breastmilk?

I read this today (won’t name the source):

“Does exercise affect breastmilk? It is thought that some physical exercise such as jogging or running should be avoided when breastfeeding as lactic acid builds up in the milk and affects the taste. Light physical activities such as walking will make you feel better and will not affect your breast milk.”

Interesting… for me it raises a few queries:

  • Does jogging/ running cause lactic acid build up in breast milk?
  • How do we know it affects the taste of breast milk – which babies did we ask?
  • Who on earth decided that ‘light physical activities such as walking will make me feel better’?

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