Haylie Duff: My Baby Fussed Every Time I Nursed Her After Exercising

10/29/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

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┬ádidn’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.

Haylie Duff daughter Ava Ryan photo
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Duff, who appears in the video alongside fellow celeb moms Soleil Moon Frye, Molly Sims and Garcelle Beauvais characterized the issue as “a real struggle” in nursing.

“[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

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onganosrus on

I was the HUGEST advocate for breast feeding. After a month of my son screaming & having the worst gas & explosive vomiting, I spoke with my Pediatrician who told me I could suppliment but she wanted me to go back to breast feeding. I tried formula & pumped. Then I went to 1/2 formula & 1/2 breast milk & he was crabby…tried just breast milk (bc I REALLY wanted to breast feed) and he went back immediately to being gassy & vomiting. I went back to the formula & kept him that! I feel breast feeding is something very exclusive to each child! You have to know your child & know when to try something else for them!

Tieraney on

Onganosrus, due to medical reasons I couldn’t breastfeed any of my 3 kids either. And guess what, they all turned out perfectly healthy.I wasn’t breastfed either. I have no regret or guilt that they had to have formula. I haven’t even thought twice about it. I personally can’t stand breastfeeding Nazis. Do what’s best for the child, it won’t matter anyway down the road!

jewels1972 on

Yes, BF is a personal choice. Women should NEVER feel shamed if they choose not to BF. Each mother has the choice to do what is best for her & her baby & no one should interfere with that. It’s no one else’s business!!

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