Today’s topic: Exercise and Breastfeeding
I really wanted to start working out hard core after the Wild Child was born, but in the early months of breastfeeding I was never comfortable in a sports bra for any length of time. Now, almost 9 months later I have resigned myself to moderate exercise – no diets or marathon training for me.
Here’s what I do instead and it seems to have worked out great.
Walking, walking, walking, oh and more WALKING!!!!
Who needs organized exercise classes when you’ve got hills! My neighborhood is full of rolling hills to walk up and down. I’m totally into babywearing and love all my carriers, but using those doesn’t amount to the same kind of exercise as pushing a stroller up a hill. Add a good headwind into that equation and you’ve got yourself a great thigh workout.
I haven’t noticed any supply changes, but I do make a HUGE effort to stay well hydrated at all times. I’m usually starving after a good walk so I load up on healthy snacks and fruit! You would think that this would counteract the walk, but I’m at my pre-baby weight.
The combination of breastfeeding, walking, and babylifting keeps me on track for getting that old body back.
What was your experience with exercise while breastfeeding?
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