16 Tips To Help You Safely Lose Weight While Breastfeeding
Contrary to popular belief, you can exercise while youâ€™re breastfeeding! Most new moms can start some form of gentle exercise once theyâ€™re fully healed down below and have been cleared by their OBGYN or midwife, and gradually build up to something moderate. Itâ€™s important to consider the extra calories burned from making milk itself in addition to what you burn while exercising, and to make sure that youâ€™re still eating plenty to maintain a solid supply. Youâ€™ll need to plan your workout schedule somewhat around your babyâ€™s feeding schedule (or lack thereof); honestly, itâ€™s so much more comfortable to exercise after a feed, when your breasts are emptier. And itâ€™s worth noting that some babies do notice a taste difference immediately after Momâ€™s sweat session, as extra lactic acid may show up in the milk. But exercise is very doable, and can be an important part of postpartum weight loss (not to mention a source of much-needed alone time).