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How Many Calories Should I Eat If Im Breastfeeding Twins
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
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
Healthy foods: You need the same balanced diet with lots of fluids and milk if tolerated but will need to eat more calories than for a single baby. Want to avoid refined sugars, fatty or fied foods, but lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, especially grains, and sources of protein - dairy, meat, fish, fowl. Avoid spicy foods and condiments. ...Read more
How much calories should I eat a day to maintain my weight on the depo pevera shot I'm 121 pounds and I'm also breastfeeding. I'm 20 yrs old?
Depends: Not knowing your height, weight and nutritional needs, it's only a guess. And at 48, that's amazing! assume that you would normally lose weight on a 1500 kcal diet. Breastfeeding moms burn up an extra 200-300 kcal a day producing breastmilk. Thus if you did some light exercise a day and ate 1500kcal, you would likely lose weight. Make sure to continue to drink lots fluids and calcium daily. ...Read more
Breastfeeding/dietin: You shuld eat healthy nutritious diet, high in vegetables and protein, avoid fatty foods and exercise daily. Try to get enough sleep as well so your body does not produce more cortisol inducing more weight gain or difficulty gaining weight. If you are on a calorie redced diet you may not be able to make enough milk and it would be bad for the baby. ...Read more
Extra calories: If you are like most U.S. Women, you have some extra pregancy weight to lose; if you eat healthy--but not extra food for nursing you will benefit with a weight loss and still provide excellent nutrition for your baby. It is true that if your nutrition is not adequate and you are underweight---you will need to consume about 300 extra calories a day; but that is not true if you eat healthfully. ...Read more
Is 1, 300 calories enough for a overweight, breastfeeding mom? 232lbs and 5'8. I take a prenatal vitamin everyday and try to eat healthy.
Probably not: 1.3k calories is a tiny amount. For a small woman in the low 100's, who is not lactating, 1.3k calories is probably ok, if not a little low, but certainly not for your weight/ height and situation. You'd be best to consult with a nutritionist, and get a good target daily calorie count, and a diet that you like and can adhere to. Something interesting. ...Read more
Robs your body: Initially your body will rob your body's stores of nutrients and calories by breaking down your tissues to try and get the calories needed to make the appropriate milk for your baby. It will steal calcium out of your bones and make them weaker if your intake of calcium isn't enough. Eventually, though, the quality of your milk will suffer and you won't make good and/or enough milk for the baby. ...Read more
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
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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