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7/6/13 12:40 P

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I used Babyfit a sister of Sparkpeople.. This will give you your calorie needs for safe weight loss while breastfeeding. You really only need 500 calories more than your calorie limit in your third trimester. To be honest drink lots of H20 and if you are hungry have protein. I often had a yogurt or a granola bar(With seeds... the healthy ones. I like Naturally Nice) The key to weight loss while breast feeding is to Make sure you empty your milk on each side while nursing. Eat a balanced and get in lots of walking. You should be set to go. I am still nursing and my daughter is 22 months now. I have lost 72 lbs so far! Keep up the great work and eat if you are hungry... but energy food.





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6/30/13 12:00 A

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I think if you are only breastfeeding part-time you might not want to add on as many calories to your range. You could possibly start by adding the 500 and if you don't lose weight slowly start decreasing your calories until you find the range where you are losing weight.

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6/27/13 4:14 P

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I was just wondering this! woo thanks for somebody else needing the info! What about part time feeding though? I work full time so I am mostly just nursing at night and on the weekend.

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6/17/13 8:51 P

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I think you can go to my nutrition page. Towards the bottom click on change nutrition goals. Then you can edit your calorie range or go to your start page and where it lists your calorie range click on change goal this also brings you to the edit page.

If you try to edit your actual weight loss goal then it does manually calculate your range. I took the range that was calculated by spark people and added 500 calories to the low & high ends of the range. I don't think the site is set up for breastfeeding because they want us to use babyfit.com, but I like spark people because this is what I am used to.

Let me know if you need more help. You can send me a sparkmail.

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DONNAJEAN2277's Photo DONNAJEAN2277 SparkPoints: (22,628)
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6/11/13 4:10 P

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I did that originally, but then when I readjusted for a weight loss goal, it reduced the calories down again. I'm guessing there's no set meal plan/calorie requirement thingie built into the system then for nursing moms?

I'm a great believer in luck. I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.


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6/11/13 3:18 P

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You can manually set it. I forget exactly where it is, towards the bottom of the tracker page I think. I did that so I could track when I was pregnant, even tho I wasn't trying to loose weight.

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6/11/13 1:00 P

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Does anyone know if there's a way to customize the nutrition tracker for nursing? I want to start getting back on the wagon and losing my baby weight, and my nutritionist said I should be consuming about 2000 cal/day while breastfeeding. When I set up the tracker for weight loss, it plops me back in the 1200-1600 cal range, which is too low to keep up my milk production.

I'm a great believer in luck. I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.


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