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Old 01-06-2005, 05:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi - I have a question about nursing. A friend of mine just took a book out of the library, called the American Yoga Association Beginners Manual, and it says that nursing mothers shouldn't do yoga at all, none of the exercises, until the baby is completely weaned. Has anyone heard of that or had any experience with doing yoga while nursing? I've never done yoga, but was surprised to hear that.

Any information would be appreciated!

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First off, I'm no yoga expert. I have two of the Gaiam tapes that I do sometimes, but they're not very difficult poses, and I'm nursing my 2 1/2 year old daughter.

I have read/heard that you shouldn't have deep tissue massage or fast while nursing though since both will release toxins into your body, including your breast milk.

I don't know if that helped .
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That's news to me,but I'm not a big yoga person. I did do the gaiam tapes for pregnancy and PP and i found a really nice book called Baby Om yoga for mothers and babies which was lovely. Maybe the warning is just for certian types of yoga which are more strenuous. I can't imagine that the general stretching, breathing exercises and basic poses would release too many toxins...........

I'd never thought about the massage thing, do remember where you heard that?
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I started doing yoga again at about 3 weeks pp on my mw's advice with no ill effects.

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