Postpartum Aerobic Exercise for Breastfeeding Mothers

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gym tips photo (ALCA News, Vol. 6:2)

Researchers studied 33 sedentary women who breastfeed their babies. They participated in aerobic exercise 45 minutes daily 5 days a week for 12 weeks. The researches concluded that aerobic exercise performed 4 or 5 times per week beginning 6-8 weeks postpartum had no adverse effect on lactation and significantly improved the mothers cardiovascular fitness.

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