I have no idea where to put this. If I had access to the women's forum, I would go there. Mods, feel free to move this post to a different forum if necessary.
I have a seven month old that I'm still exclusively breastfeeding. I have noticed that after a strenuous ride on the bike, my milk production is significantly decreased. I'm trying to maintain a decent caloric intake and am drinking constantly but wonder if it is enough.
I do not notice such a drop after other types of exercise (I have been running and doing stairmaster & elliptical all winter) but I know that I don't push myself as hard at those activities as I do on the bike. My heartrate is pegged usually the entire ride, partly because I like to ride hard but also because I suck on the bike after not really cycling for an entire season. Would my milk decrease because of keeping my HR so high? or is it just a dehydration thing?
thoughts? ideas? I appreciate your expertise.