Like many new moms, Haylie Duff was eager to get moving again after giving birth to daughter Ryan Ava in May. But the Real Girl’s Kitchen star didn’t realize a little exercise would have unintended consequences — for her breast milk.
“At the two and a half, three-month mark I was like, ‘Okay, I’m ready to go back to spin and yoga and Pilates. And the minute that I started exercising, my baby fussed every time I nursed her,” Duff, 30, said in a frank PEOPLE Mom Talk video about the ups and downs of breastfeeding.
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“[It was] the lactic acid that’s released into the milk,” she said. “So if you’re exclusively nursing, there’s no time to release that without having a nightmare child fussing.”
— Kathy Ehrich Dowd