Not only is it the only ideal food for your baby and by far the best thing you can give them, but it also shrinks your uterus, burns an additional 300-500 calories per day, and gets you back to pre-pregnancy weight faster!
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I buy all of the clothes I can at the thrift store. I just had a baby, so I buy my jeans at the thrift store for 6 dollars. I also breastfeed, so I buy shirts used as well. I have found all of the baby clothes there, and last week found six baby outfits for 15 dollars. With three kids and a limited budget, the thrift store has been a true lifesaver.
As a breastfeeding mother I discovered it was very hard to loose weight. I realized that I was not eating enough.
To balance your diet needs, log breastfeeding as a cardio exercise on your fitness page! Make sure you add the calories you burn breastfeeding to you weekly totals and it updates all of your nutritional information as well!
I log 1 minute of BFing at 500 cals once a day
It is important as your calorie intake not only affects your weight loss but also your milk supply. 9
A quick equation for breastfeeding moms:
1oz milk burns 20 cals An exclusively bf'd baby eats approx. 25 oz a day (500 cals)
If you supplement w/ formula subtract the oz of formula eaten from 25 and multiply it by 20. (25oz bm - 18oz form = 7oz bm x 20 =140 calories)
To remove the acid from spaghetti sauce, simmer on the stove and put a big carrot in there. It will soak up the acid perfectly! (My mom taught me this when she made her sauce from scratch, but it works for pre-made sauces, too.)
Use a regular carrot...not baby carrots.
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