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Nursing: Breastfeeding and Exercise
Physical exercise contributes to our well-being, and the same applies - in moderation - to breast - feeding mothers. Extreme sporting activities are not recommended for new mothers for a number of reasons. The main difficulty, however, tends to be finding the time to take exercise. Use your imagination and find new ways of keeping fit together with your baby.
For example, you could go for walks with the baby in a sling tied to a back carrier. And a few gentle exercises with a Powerband will get your muscles gradually back into shape.
Swimming (once the postnatal discharge has ended) is also a good way to keep fit. With older babies in particular, trips to the swimming pool are a good source of exercise and relaxation.
Our Tip: Enroll in a postnatal exercise course to tone up the muscles of your pelvic floor: these courses are offered by hospitals, adult learning centers and of course midwives, health visitors and nursing groups.
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