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How Many Calories Do You Burn A Day While Breastfeeding
How many calories should I be consuming and burning everyday to loose weight? I'm 5'8, 234lbs and breastfeeding.
Check BMR: You should check your basal metabolic rate, your body composition and talk to your primary physician. You shall eat calories equal to your BMR and take good vitamins and minerals. Avoid high sugar foods. No sodas. Add regular exercise program. Keep your doctors reccomendations in the plans. Avg weight loss will be 1-2 lbs a week till u reach about 200 lbs. ...Read more
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
Im breastfeeding mom.. If i try to burn my calories through exercises, does my breastmilk supply decrease?
Loam feeding my 70 days old baby breast feed 70% percents and formula 30%..Do i burn calories? I feel so tired i don't eat a lot or more than usual
Yes. 300-500 Kcal: Your body requires from 300-500 calories a day to produce the equivalent of 3 bottles of formula a day. Also, you may not be getting enough rest or fluids, there are more demands on you time and responsibilities. Postpartum depression can also present with fatigue. Don't be shy with discussing your feelings with your doctor. ...Read more
If I'm trying to lose weight while working out 5 days a week and breastfeeding, how many calories should I consume per day?
1500 kcals: you should lose weight on 1500 kcals a day. Walk 10k steps a day and track your water and fruit/veggie intake. You didn't mention how old the baby is, but as she grows you should really start losing weight especially when baby hits the six month mark. Try and sleep when you can. Here is a physician developed and tested health tracker to try www.personalmedicineplus.com put in " hodg" for the code ...Read more
Varies..: There isn't an absolute number but nursing a singleton requires an 200-500 calories a day. Make sure to increase your fluid intake and remember that your body will produce breastmilk first, take care of you second. Eating a well balanced diet will help keep both momma and twins healthy. ...Read more
Depends: Generally, if you are exclusively breastfeeding a single baby (not using any solids or formula), you need about 300 to 500 extra calories beyond what you ate prior to pregnancy. It's more important to eat to satisfy hunger than watch calories. Avoid eating for stress or fatigue. Eat a nutritious well-balanced diet because what you eat flavors your milk, so you are developing your baby's taste! ...Read more
My friend is eating 800-1, 000 calories a day and breastfeeding a toddler. Is this dangerously low? What health problems could it cause?
Sad problem: I have seen babies hospitalized for just such maternal diets. Most would get by for a while, since the mom's body often extracts nutrients from her bones/muscles/etc to give baby at least a minimum. This kind of diet leads to bone loss and malnutrition for both eventually. I wouldn't think twice about calling child and family services (most keep reports confidential)To have a 3rd party investigate ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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