Furthermore, research has found that regular or vigorous exercise doesn’t have any adverse effects on a mother’s ability to breastfeed, given that she maintains her daily intake of calories and fluids.
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The safest way to know when you can start doing postnatal exercises is to talk to your doctor, as birth and postpartum doulaNoelle Polackshared during the Smart Parenting Baby Shower 2019. Don’t do anything too strenuous, like lifting weights or carrying heavy objects, especially if you gave birth via C-section or experienced episiotomy (natural tearing) during birth. Instead, enjoy your new baby and don’t put unnecessary strain on your body.
This home workout is also a great way for your child to be active. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that infants less than a year old should be physically active several times a day in different ways and not be restrained for more than an hour. For example, while you’re working out, your baby can have some tummy time. Older kids can engage in indoor games or even join in the workout.
So, moms, this weekend, bring out your exercise outfits and get ready to sweat!