Building muscle is important especially for mothers who are looking to regain their pre-pregnancy state. What you have to remember is that there are smart ways on how you do it. First, you want to make sure that you are going to continue breastfeeding your child. This will make sure that you also burn calories. It helps in burning calories and therefore shed unwanted weight.
Next, you have no other choice but to start doing exercises again. However, instead of doing the usual exercises, you also need to consider the fact that you will need to lift. But in order to lift, you will have to first be comfortable with your own weight. It means that you should start doing free weight exercises such as pushups, squats, and even assisted pull-ups. You will be surprised how much muscle you can already build from here at this point. Now, you can already go for dumbbells if you think that things are already getting easy. Even small things like adding washing to the rotary washing line, walking up and down the stairs will begin to ease your muscles into exercise again, be proactive around the house.
Now, what you eat is also crucial. You need to understand that eating healthy meals is key to the success of your muscle building endeavor. Try to go for proteins.