Breastfeeding Mom Getting Ready for NYC Marathon - Looking for People with Experience
(New York, NY)
I am the mother of a five-month old baby who I have been breastfeeding exclusively. I am also preparing to run the NYC marathon in November, and starting to get nervous about how to handle my milk supply. I am planning to pump right before I have to check my bag, which will probably be about six hours before I see my baby again. I have gone six hours without nursing (in the middle of the night), but I am wondering if I should be prepared to pump or nurse on the sidelines during the race. I am getting nervous that all of the movement and hydration will lead me to fill up faster than normal. I have not had any issue during long runs thus far; my longest distance has been 20 miles -- but I want to be prepared on race day so that I won't be in excruciating pain. Any advice would be very much appreciated!!