10 Tips for Exercising and Breastfeeding
Contributed by Brittany Citron is a pre/postnatal exercise specialist, and certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and founder of PROnatal Fitness.
If you’ve been nervous about resuming exercise post-baby due to concerns of how it may impact your milk supply, you can relax! It is a myth that exercise decreases milk production. Studies have shown absolutely no difference in milk production or nutrient composition between mothers who exercise, and those who do not. Moreover, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) states that “regular aerobic exercise in lactating mothers has been shown to increase cardiovascular fitness without affecting milk production, composition, or infant growth.” That said, it’s good idea to follow the 10 tips below to ensure both you and your little one have the best experience possible with nursing. Read More