If your baby is exclusively breastfed (no solids, no formula ect), you should be adding 500 calories to both the high and low ends that SP sets for you...
once baby is starting solids (or supplimental formula), lower the low end to 300 and keep the high end at 500... and as baby nurses less, keep lowering the amounts until baby is weaned and you are no longer adding extra for it.
For me, I add 300 to my low end and 500 to my high end - I'm still nursing my 3yr old (many many times a day) and also nursing my 7month old - he just started cereal last month and a couple weeks ago started veggies and fruits just days ago. But he only has 4-5 tablespoons of cereal once daily (made with breastmilk) and one fruit or veggie daily...
With adding the 300-500 calories to my range, I am loosing a steady 1-2 pounds weekly.
Oh and drink LOTS and LOTS of water!!
ETA: I also am 5'4" - my calorie range is (with adding 300-500) is 1590-2140... most days I stay in the 1700-1900 range.
Edited by: CORINA-MOMOF4 at: 10/13/2008 (22:36)
Homeschooling mom of 4
Dec 2008-Dec 2009 I faithfully maintained a 107-109... Unfortantely after Dec 2009, I let myself get back to a 115.6 - I'm back on track and am going to get back to my maintaining range again!
I have been wondering the same thing. For my weight loss goals I should be eating 1200-1500, but how do I know if that is enough to produce milk for the little guy. I want to make sure I am eating enough, but I still want to be losing weight. I am 5'4" so if anyone can help out that would be great! Thanks!
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