Moms we all know how we want to get back to our pre-pregnancy body ASAP!!! Remember, its not how fast we get back to it but how healthy we do it in. Before you start any new diet/exercise regime make sure that you get medical clearance from your doctor. Light to moderate exercise along with a healthy diet has many benefits for a nursing mom. Some key benefits are:
3.Mental Health- Decreases your risk of Post-Partum Depression
4.Increase your Post-Partum recovery
5.Increase energy- Moms you know this is the one thing we really lack in with a newborn!! And affects our “Mom Brain”
In some cases when a mom has just finished exercising and tries to nurse her baby, the baby may not like the taste of the breast milk. This is because of the lactic acid that has formed during your exercise session. Although the lactic acid is not toxic it seems to occur when moms do a rigorous exercise routine. If your baby does not like th taste of your breast milk light to moderate exercise may help. The increase level can be present up to 90 minutes at post exercise. Some things that you can do to ease your mind if this does occur is:
1.Nurse your baby before you exercise
2.Pump and store your milk so after you exercise you have a supply handy
Two more important tips for out fit moms are:
1. To have a sturdy sports bra to support your breasts because they are precious to your baby. A sturdy bra will also prevent nipple rips!
2. To make sure you shower after you exercise. Any sweat on your breast can leave a salty taste in your baby’s mouth.
Remember moms it all about having fun!!! Getting together with other new moms to have a workout partner is great motivation!
"The light in me honors the light in you." Powerful words and message from Creatix of Goddess on the Go, Leora Edut, this past December 12th. The place to be was the inauguration of Yoga and Tutus, because whether you were a working mom or stay at home mom every mother needed to be reminded they were a Goddess! It was a day where moms and daughters interacted with one another and engaged their mind, body and soul. During Yoga and Tutus moms participated in activities with their daughters which included meditation, dancing and re-connection.
While October is playoff season in the MLB, LADIES, we can not forget to acknowledge the importance of taking care of our second bases. Breast Cancer is one of the most common type of cancer diagnoised in women. The U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Uk have the highest rate of diagnosis. The "C" word is scary! At one point we may have had a friend, relative, neighbor or co-worker living with breast cancer. Everyday we are finding out new information about this disease, but its up to us ladies to be our own health advocates.