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Breastfeeding and exercise Natasha Stock 4 kids; Tooele, Utah 124 posts
17th Jan '13

Ok mommy's I exclusively breastfeed my babe she is now three months old! I gained about 70 pounds and would love to get it off but am worried that if I exercise I will lose milk production is this true or am I just to worried!!!!! Before I got pregnant I weighed 137 when I got home from the hospital I weighed 206 and now I weigh 165. Lots of it was water weight due to toxemia but all worth every second with my gorgeous girl!!!!! Any advance would be great!!

Kristen Parris Due June 29; 1 child; Virginia 1782 posts
17th Jan '13

It is so NOT true that exercising will make you lose your supply! My advice would be to try to feed her right before you work out so they don't get engorged.

Natasha Stock 4 kids; Tooele, Utah 124 posts
17th Jan '13

It's so funny how much you forget this is my third babe!!!! and thank lots!!! My hubby is a personal trainer so I am for sure going to have him start helping me get into shape!!!!!

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5420 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Kristen Parris:" It is so NOT true that exercising will make you lose your supply! My advice would be to try to feed her right before you work out so they don't get engorged."


this. Just drink lots of water. Dehydration is what causes milk production issues, not exercising. I go to the gym almost every night, and haven't had any issues.

Natasha Stock 4 kids; Tooele, Utah 124 posts
17th Jan '13

Good, I like to hear about other moms that exercise it's makes me feel better about doing it myself and I drink lots of water because I always feel thirsty but I really need to fix my diet once again because I am eating the wrong foods for sure well I eat the right foods I just sneak in the candy and cookies which isn't going to help me at all in my weight loss and now that I know what I can do I am going to start as soon as my cookies are gone lol

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5420 posts
17th Jan '13
Quoting Natasha Stock:" Good, I like to hear about other moms that exercise it's makes me feel better about doing it myself and ... [snip!] ... to help me at all in my weight loss and now that I know what I can do I am going to start as soon as my cookies are gone lol"


good luck :)

Natasha Stock 4 kids; Tooele, Utah 124 posts
17th Jan '13

thank you lots!!!!!