• M
  • Brentwood, United States
  • a year ago

Working out while nursing

Hey Mamas! I was wondering about how working out affects nursing/milk supply. My little one is 6 months and we had a real rough time in the beginning with nursing and milk supply. I am now terrified that if I work out harder than a brisk walk that I may dry up. What are your experiences? I’ve heard so many different things but have no idea what to believe. My hope is to get back to my normal workout routine of HIIT but only if it doesn’t affect my son.
  • R
  • Spartanburg, United States
  • a year ago

I just signed up at my old gym again, LO is just over 6 months, I’ve been trying to work out at home after going to physical therapy for a couple months but it’s just not the same. Only thing my physical therapist said is 1) take it slow and don’t go past exhaustion, one step at a time 2) keep hydrated But most importantly 3) watch your posture and don’t overdo it- you’re more prone to injury and more likely to do permanent damage with bad posture, especially when weight lifting. I’ll let you know in a couple weeks if it’s affected supply at all. I’ve already started taking my supplements again and so far they’ve increased my supply.

  • L
  • Hayden, United States
  • a year ago

Hey ladies! I have an 8 month old and I thought it would be the same thing with drying up when I hit the gym hard core but it was the opposite! 👍❤️ My milk supply stayed the same but I found that for me at least I HAD to pump literally right before I worked out and right after or I would explode. From everything I’ve read I found that working out will usually either increase milk supply or keep it about the same. Just remember to STAY hydrated! As breastfeeding mamas it’s import no matter what but especially when we start going back to the gym to get our sexy back! Best of luck!

  • E
  • SCT, GB
  • a year ago

It can change the taste slightly but doesn't effect your supply :) just make sure you stay hydrated! Xo

  • E
  • New York, United States
  • a year ago

Been working out for a month like super crazy after 6 weeks since birth to get my figure back. No change in supply. I think I even produce more Sometimes lol I will continue to workout regularly throughout the year. Think as long as you keep hydrated. And i don’t need the extra calories because I’ve been trying to lose weight anyway.

  • H
  • Tacoma, USA
  • a year ago

It's different for everyone. But I would recommend upping protein and good fats as you up your exercise. I actually produced more when I worked out and would end the work out feeling engorged. Again, variations of normal 😊

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