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here is your weirdo question of the day...


before DS, I used to do hot yoga (yoga in a 100 degree room) a few times a week. i loved it. but you lose so many fluids during the class (and drink A TON of water in the process). I'd love to go back and take the class once a week. I haven't called the studio yet to ask, but what do you think- probably a no-no during BFing, right? That's the only reason I haven't gone back- my intuition tells me that level of sweating would not be good while BFing for fear of not producing sufficient milk due to fluid loss. Thoughts? thanks!
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i think you would produce milk fine (i know a lot of BFing mothers who practice hot yoga), but if your intuition is saying no, then the answer is no. this is a 'no matter what' situation--if your intuition says no, there is a reason, even if we have no clue what that reason is.
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Various symtoms in a baby, as vomiting , diarrhoea , skin rash , eczema or urticaria, conjunctivitis, wheezing or oedema , may hide a food allergy: a food allergic reaction occurs when certain proteins in the food we eat inappropriately react with some component of the immune system, triggering an allergic reaction.

One is ancient, the other modern-- but Pilates and yoga can generate significant benefits for health and fitness before, during, and after pregnancy.

You can easily modify most exercises from your pre-pregnancy fitness routine for safety and comfort throughout your pregnancy. Here's what you need to know to continue your favorite workouts.
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Various symtoms in a baby, as vomiting , diarrhoea , skin rash , eczema or urticaria, conjunctivitis, wheezing or oedema , may hide a food allergy: a food allergic reaction occurs when certain proteins in the food we eat inappropriately react with some component of the immune system, triggering an allergic reaction.

One is ancient, the other modern-- but Pilates and yoga can generate significant benefits for health and fitness before, during, and after pregnancy.

You can easily modify most exercises from your pre-pregnancy fitness routine for safety and comfort throughout your pregnancy. Here's what you need to know to continue your favorite workouts.
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That post was sort of bizzare and didn't really follow.
Maybe ask them their reasons if they say no?
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I did Bikram Yoga 2-3 days a week while BFing when DS was 4 mos- 10 mos and didn't have any issues. Actually, felt it was hugely beneficial.

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I guess I would be more worried that you may lose weight rapidly doing that... please read this thread on the dangers of losing weight while bfeeding.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...5#post11292525

particularly mamaterra's posts.

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I guess I would be more worried that you may lose weight rapidly doing that... please read this thread on the dangers of losing weight while bfeeding.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...5#post11292525

particularly mamaterra's posts.
thanks for the tip. this is good info. i probably would be more concerned if DS was younger (he's 17 months) and if the hot yoga caused me to lose weight before (but it didn't). it just felt good.

thanks also to the pp that mentioned bikram yoga. i think that might be a happy medium (just a tad less hot) and there is a studio more convenient to my work than the hot yoga studio.
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bikram yoga typically runs at 106 degrees, where as most general "hot yoga" studios run between 85 and 90 degrees. and bikram also adds more humidity.

in all honesty, i don't see any form of hot yoga as a particular problem for breastfeeding.

but i do feel that your intuition is important in this process. if you like rigorous formso f yoga, you might try unheated places (which typically keep the room between 75 and 80 degrees) for a time and then go back to hot when your intuition tells you that it's a good idea.
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