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Breastfeeding And Loosing So Much Weight
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,... ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Nutrition: Baby's weight gain is dependent on how many calories taken in versus how many are required to do whatever the baby does (eat, sleep, cry, grow). If calories are low, weight gain will be slow. Weight gain can be slow in the face of high calorie intake if the baby has some condition that causes increased calorie requirement like heart disease or some other illnesses. See your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does celexa (citalopram) cause weight gain? I take 60mg and have not been eating any more than usual and keep gaining weight
It's complicated: Celexa is actually more weight-neutral than other antidepressants like tricyclics, paxil, (paroxetine) or remeron. People vary in their responses, with some losing weight on it and others gaining. Weight gain on antidepressants may be connected with affinity for histamine receptors, as this increases hypothalamic amp kinase which stimulates orexin, an appetite-inducing hormone. http://tinyurl.com/kk53lup. ...Read more
See Dr.to find cause: Several things can cause this. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid and/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, inflammation of the intestines (possibly from intestinal parasites), celiac disease and other food allergies, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies and hyperthyroidism. A good GI doc or holistic/integrative doc can help you find what the problem is. ...Read more
IM overwight and mo pregnant. How many calories do i stay under to not gain alot more weight? i gained 17 so far and dont wanna gain much more
You haven't: provided enough information and this is too specific and important to be handled over the internet. Talk in detail w/your OB and see a good dietitian. ...Read more
Big picture: Human body builds vary tremendously, and most of the world will envy a slim young person. "ideal weight" tables are subscience. If you can run a mile, or up four flights of stairs, or swim laps in a pool, and you feel good, perhaps this is the right body habitus for you. Don't garbage-up on empty calories. If you have unexplained weight loss, get with your physician. ...Read more
Depends: First, it depends on your size, your daily physical activity, and your weight. Second, not all calories are the same. Some calories are more highly absorbed by the body than others. Instead of worrying about calories try to eat only healthy foods as i did. I lost 25 pounds without counting a calorie by simply eliminating foods that don't promote health such as processed and fried foods.. ...Read more
Is it okay to lose weight during pregnancy/not gain weight if you're not limiting nutrition but instead walking off the excess calories?
Healthy always ok: Often pregnant women start focusing on nutrition and exercise in ways they were not doing before getting pregnant. One must look at the big picture. If a patient who was not living a healthy lifestyle before starts living healthy during pregnancy this is a good thing. We can not just look at the scale and make a judgment. ...Read more
Depends on age: Initially breastfed babies tend to lose weight but once mom's milk comes in they should gain about 30g (1 oz) a day! from 3-6 months they gain about 20 grams a day, after 6 months they gain about 10g (1/3 of an ounce) a day. Toddlers gain 5 lbs/yr. These are averages. The most important thing is that your baby is growing along his growth curve; your pediatrician will help make sure he's on track. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Geritol is a multi-vitamin supplement and as such has minimal caloric value. A better bet would be to add an extra 500 calories of healthy food to your diet on a daily basis. This would increase your weight by about a pound a week if everything else was kept stable. Taking the vitamin alone will not stimulate weight gain. ...Read more
Now that my sugar is more controlled I have gained weight. I exercise and eat healthy but still gain weight. Why?
Too many calories: High blood sugar means Insulin is not transporting glucose into your cells. When blood sugar is controlled all the food you eat is getting into your cells. If there are too many calories, weight goes up. Once sugar is controlled your calorie needs go down and you must adjust your calories accordingly. ...Read more
Losing so much while breastfeeding. Can I take appetite stimulant to increase my calorie intake? I have very little appetite. Please help.
PeanutButterPowerBar: Well, think of it this way, you'll take the appetite stimulant and then some of it will get into your breast milk and the baby will get some of it & will then want to take more milk. So where does that get you? Taking an inappropriate drug at the wrong time and then sharing it with the wrong person. And both of you eating more. Better to find food with high calories you can eat in small amounts ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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