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TOPIC: Breastfeeding & Calories

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May 30, 2012 11:30 AM
I'm breastfeeding so I should be eating more calories a day than the program is giving me. Is there any way to adjust my settings to account for this?
May 30, 2012 12:05 PM
Search "breastfeeding" in your food diary and you can add whatever entry is appropriate. That will add more calories to your daily intake goal.
May 31, 2012 5:53 PM
Since breastfeeding can vary for each woman, we don't currently have a specific recommendation for adjusting your calories if you're breastfeeding. However, if you are able to obtain an estimate for this from your doctor or nutritionist, we do allow you to change your calorie goal to account for the difference.

If you are using the MyFitnessPal website, you can click on "Goals" then "Change Goals, then select "Custom," where you will be presented with similar options.

If you would like to change the goal back eventually, you can go to the same screen and change it back.

Or if you like, you can also add "breastfeeding" in as an exercise. Once you have your recommendation, then you can add "breastfeeding" in as a cardiovascular exercise. Just go to "cardiovascular" and then "create new exercise". Since this will be an individual estimate, it will be for your personal database and not the main database.

Please note, even if you do customize your goals, once you add exercise in under the cardiovascular section, your fixed goals will change to match your new requirements from exercise.

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