Working out while breast feeding
Dec 29, 2013 10:29pm
Trying to gather some info for my sister. She had baby 10-12 weeks ago and is wanting to get into shape, but plans to continue breast feeding. Any suggestions on what she can do???
Jan 12, 2014 4:21am
My little one is almost 11 months and I am still breastfeeding...not a single bottle my little one would take and I have been back training since he was 2 weeks. Take it slow to start as your body needs energy primarily to produce milk for the first couple months especially since sleep deprived, but don't believe the hype that workouts will taint your milk it is untrue. Ensure your fluid intakes increase to replace what you lose to sweat and nurse before exercising to make it more comfortable and prevent engorgement. It takes some time to get it right for your body but is beneficial to mommy and baby! Nursing is the most beautiful and natural thing we can offer our babies and working out to get back into physical shape and eliminate mental stressors is pivotal to healing so go for it momma!!
Jan 28, 2014 1:46am
The claim that it's bad to workout while breastfeeding is completely false! It's actually good because a healthier mom means healthier milk and baby. My son is 6 months old and I exclusively breastfeed him. I've been working out since he was 2 weeks old. The only thing she needs to be careful of is her bra choice while working out. She needs to wear a very supportive and comfortable bra in material that will not cause chaffing or irritation, because she will be much more susceptible to that while breastfeeding
Oct 1, 2014 4:09am
I totally agree! I've been nursing my 9 week old and work out as I got approved by my doctor.
My routine is this...
I eat a quick small meal when I wake up, get ready, nurse my baby then power walk for an hour while I push him in the stroller.
If I don't get to walk I use this app after all my kids go to bed.
And yes-workout AFTER breastfeeding!
Oct 1, 2014 10:56pm
I wouldn't recommend it. I mean, what happens if little dude falls off mid-lunge?