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JAYEMES
Posts: 8
6/7/13 8:40 A

Thank you everyone! The 1700-2000 range sounds perfect from the reading I've been doing. The babyfit site didn't actually have the other values, so I appreciate the numbers for protein/carbs/fat.



DIETITIANBECKY
Posts: 26,579
6/7/13 7:28 A

While breastfeeding one came aim for a slow, gradual weekly weight loss and still maintain milk supply. Usually about 1/2 pound lost weekly. I would begin with about 1700-2000 calories daily (using nutrient-filled foods). Your ranges would be:
Protein: 60-175 grams
Carbs: 191-325 grams
Fat: 38-78 grams

Hope this helps
Becky
SP Registered Dietitian



BUFFLIECE
Posts: 511
6/6/13 11:35 P

There's a book literally called Losing Weight While Breastfeeding, I'd recommend it. In fact I think I still have it laying around somewhere (lol...my kids are 6 years old..one day I'll declutter). I exclusively breastfed my twins for a year and that was enough calorie burn it itself. I lost weight and ate great. You may have to google to confirm but I think you just need 500 additional calories per baby. Good Luck to you on your fitness and breastfeeding journey.



JAYEMES
Posts: 8
6/6/13 7:33 P

Thank you!



DRAGONCHILDE
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6/6/13 7:22 P

I'd suggest entering your information over at www.babyfit.com , SP's sister site for pregnant/nursing moms. Many people prefer the tracker and community here, but at least that way you can get your ranges, and once you know what they are, you can plug them into the tracker here. :)



JAYEMES
Posts: 8
6/6/13 7:16 P

I have a four month old and I'm exclusively breastfeeding. I've started healthier eating and exercise (I really need to lose 20-25 pounds) but I'm concerned about my milk supply.

I bumped my calorie range up from 1340-1690 to 1840-2190, but I'm curious how to up my other values (carbs, fat, protein) I'd like to make sure I'm still in a good range of those, but they didn't automatically change when I upped the calories.

Right now they are carbs 151-175, fat 30-66 and protein 60-148

Thanks in advance!
Jay



 
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