Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
C-MERRIE11 Posts: 748
1/1/13 4:42 P

wow thats a lot of calories! sure doesnt feel like Im expending that much breastfeeding :) my son is about 2.5 months- I've only had access to scale once in the past month, and before then I wasnt really keeping track, so I dont know yet how quickly Im loosing (or if I am at all!). The next time I have access to scale Ill get a better idea. Right now Im eating about 1700-2100 cals... Ill see how many cals Spark recommends for 1/2lbs a week then add about 400-500 to either end. Thanks Becky!

nihil nimus!
DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,086
1/1/13 4:33 P

It would depend on the age of your infant.
A newborn would increase need by about 400-500 calories.
An infant 3-4 months old--would increase calorie need by 500-700.
Even an older infant who is using some baby food and still nursing can increase need by 800-900 calories daily.

track calorie intake and your weekly weight loss--the goal is to lose no more than 1/2 pound weekly while nursing. Increase calories if you are losing too quickly.

Dietitian Becky

Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 1/1/2013 (16:34)
C-MERRIE11 Posts: 748
1/1/13 4:24 P

Hey! Does anyone know what you need to do to calculate how many calories you need to maintain milk-supply and achieve slow, gradual weight-loss while exclusively breastfeeding? I can provide more specific details if necessary- thanks!

nihil nimus!
Page: 1 of (1)  




Other Diet and Nutrition Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Mother of Four- Food Planning 3/30/2014 11:52:59 PM
Losing Weight for Women Over 50 3/5/2014 11:09:42 AM
not eating from one food group or type of food 3/4/2014 11:22:57 AM
Question about Calories 3/12/2014 7:07:05 AM
Help with numbers - is Spark's range really right? 2/19/2014 8:42:09 AM