What Moms Need to Know About Exercise and Breastfeeding

What Moms Need To Know About Exercise and Breastfeeding

Congratulations on your new addition!  Now that you’ve had your little one and are finally settling in to your new role (mommy and human milk machine) I’m sure you’re brainstorming different ways to shed that extra baby weight.  With your new infant and hectic schedule, we know it’s hard to fit a workout in but there are a few things that every mom needs to know about exercise and breastfeeding.  Below we’ve compiled a list of quick facts, advantages, and tips to getting your sweat on while breastfeeding!

Exercise and Breastfeeding

  • First it’s important to know that moderate exercise is not shown to affect breastfeeding your child; it will not influence the amount of milk you’re producing. It is also not going to affect your milk’s composition.  So go ahead and exercise while breastfeeding…it will not negatively affect the growth of your little one!
  • Exercise reduces stress! While new babies bring a lot of joy, there is a lot of pressure that comes with raising a new baby.  Taking only 30 minutes out of your day to go for a walk or a quick trip to the gym can make a huge difference in the rest of your day.  Less stress makes for a happier mommy which in turn can strengthen your relationship with your infant – not to mention your partner!
  • While you are breastfeeding your milk supply will be at an all time high. It is important to wear a supportive bra while you’re exercising.  Invest in a good sports bra, or two, and protect your milk makers!

Breastfeeding provides superior nutrition to your infant, however, there is no reason you should not exercise while you are breastfeeding.  We hope this article has shed some light on what moms need to know about exercising and breastfeeding.  And don’t forget, if you haven’t already done so, head over to the Qualify Through Insurance form or give us a call at 844-867-9890 and let us help you get your breastpump free through insurance and the Affordable Care Act.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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