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CORINA-MOMOF4's Photo CORINA-MOMOF4 Posts: 14,459
10/13/08 10:37 P

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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)
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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!


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10/13/08 10:25 P

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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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CORINA-MOMOF4's Photo CORINA-MOMOF4 Posts: 14,459
9/29/08 9:11 P

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This has been discussed many times... check out the following link:

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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!


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THESARAKRAUT Posts: 2,799
9/29/08 4:06 P

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Minimum calories I would recommend is 1800. You will need that many in order to meet your nutrition requirements and still make an adequate milk supply. I eat between 1900 - 2200 calories a day.





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HEATHERURBAN's Photo HEATHERURBAN Posts: 246
9/29/08 3:57 P

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You ar egoing to get many replies to this so let me just post a few websites that have been helpful to me during my post-baby weight loss race:

http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mom/mo
m-calories-fluids.html

http://www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVOct
Nov97p115.html

Here it goes!

PPW weight: 151
Delivery W: 171
GW: 130
4 WPP: 155
5 WPP: 153 - start WW
6 WPP: 151
4 months PP: 146
5 months PP: 144
6 months PP: 141
7 months PP: 137.8


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ODAATJESS's Photo ODAATJESS Posts: 616
9/29/08 3:52 P

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Ok so I need some info ..... I am breastfeeding my 8 wk old daughter ( Chloe ) and am not sure what calories I need to add to my daily calories to maintain breastfeeding my daily range is 1360-1710 .

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