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"SWIMMING & BREASTFEEDING"


Q.    I  wonder if I can go swimming?  I am afraid that the chlorine in pool water may contaminate my breastmilk.
 

A.     There is no reason why you canít go swimming.  There are no indications
that chorine in pool water  can contaminate  the breastmilk.  Do note though that chlorine can be drying to the skin, so if you find your nipples becoming dry and irritated, you could apply a coat of purified lanolin (such as Lansinoh®) to your nipples.
 
Many breastfeeding mothers and our babies enjoy swimming.  Itís certainly an invigorating form of exercise, especially in our hot weather!


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