Elle - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
How much does body weight affect milk production? I know that if a woman's body weight gets too low (like super athletes or women with eating disorders) ovulation can stop, is the same true of milk production? I naturally have a low body weight - I had to put on weight to try to start ovulating to get pregnant - and now I worry about making enough milk for my daughter. Gaining and maintaining weight during my pregnancy was difficult. I am wanting to get back to an exercise routine but worry my weight will drop and if it will affect my milk production. I am not trying to lose weight, excercise is my "me time" and helps me relieve stress. I eat a balanced diet and don't restrict calories. Can milk production be decreased by a low body weight? Should I just wait to start a real excersie routine until my daughter starts solids and needs less milk?