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October 4, 2012 10:46 AM
Is there a way to add the fact that I'm 3 months postpartum and breastfeeding? I'm not sure what my calorie requirements are as a breastfeeding mom.
October 4, 2012 10:57 AM
A simple Google search provides a wealth of information including these links. Do your own research and consult your doctor.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/breastfeeding_calorie_calculator.htm

http://kellymom.com/nutrition/mothers-diet/mom-calories-fluids/
October 5, 2012 5:13 AM
I'm also three months postpartum and breastfeeding. I've dropped 30 lbs since the baby (mostly due to breastfeeding) but, I need to continue to have at least 500 extra calories a day. My question is, do I just add it to what MyFitnessPal says I am "allowed" to eat per day?!? They definitely need a "breasfeeding mom" section on here! Suggestion box please!!! :)
October 5, 2012 5:50 AM
One single number cannot be fit everyone. I suggest this Breastmilk calculator. You can know the average your baby consumes by his weight and log it by the ounce. Its about 20 calories each ounce of bmilk. Make sure you dont eat under your bmr to begin with, even if you log bfeeding calories. If you eat under bmr you could end up losing your supply. You can calculate your bmr on this site or others.

http://www.fourfriends.com/cgi-bin/milk.pl
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October 5, 2012 5:53 AM
QUOTE:

I'm also three months postpartum and breastfeeding. I've dropped 30 lbs since the baby (mostly due to breastfeeding) but, I need to continue to have at least 500 extra calories a day. My question is, do I just add it to what MyFitnessPal says I am "allowed" to eat per day?!? They definitely need a "breasfeeding mom" section on here! Suggestion box please!!! :)


There are a few breastfeeding groups with a lot of good info around here.
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October 10, 2012 10:37 AM
I have 4 month old and breastfeeding. I didnt know wh,at to do to
Add my extra calories so i just added 300 too my daily calorie intake
Is that what anyone else did or is that
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