Originally Posted by butterfly_mommy
You want to do ab exercises... If you get a wrap then you can wear him on you in an upright position
When you wear your LO, make a concerted effort to stand tall - bracing your midsection.
WHen exercising your abs, be sure you do core stabilization moves. (Putting on my certified fitness instructor hat here!)
Anything on the stability ball - including just sitting on it while at the PC - is core stabilization because all the muscles of your midsection are active to prevent you rolling off it! Planks are another good move as are "V-sits" (Boat pose in yoga.)
Also be sure you have baby propped up high enough while nursing so you don't have to lean over. I often cram another pillow under my boppy to get DS' head high enough, even though I'm not very tall.
Be sure to stretch the pecs & front delts. (Reach arms back behind you, interlace fingers & keep reaching back. Hold & keep stretching about 20-30 seconds. Try to be a bit 'warm' first before stretching. Holding babe is probably enough warm-up! Opposite for upper back stretch. THread the needle
is another great stretch for the back of the shoulders) If your shoulders are hunched forward, those muscles are the opposing muscles & they can get tight as a result.
You said you are leaning back - hinging at the waist or drawing the shoulder blades together?