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My baby is now 3.5 months old. She sleeps from 9pm-7am is that ok? Will she still get enough calories during the day? Should I be waking her up?

My baby is now 3.5 months old. She sleeps from 9pm-7am is that ok? Will she still get enough calories during the day? Should I be waking her up?

Follow weight gain: Hello, Although not the norm, some babies do sleep thought the night. It's important to ensure that you are feeding when your baby seems to be awake and hungry. Often, babies will beed every 1 1/2 to 3 hours. Most importantly, you should develop a good working relationship with your daughter's pediatrician, because ultimately her weight gain will be the best indicator that she's getting enough. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

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


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Is it ok to let my 2month old baby sleep through 6hrs at night without a nighttime feed if she doesnt wake herself?Will she still get enough calories?

Is it ok to let my 2month old baby sleep through 6hrs at night without a nighttime feed if she doesnt wake herself?Will she still get enough calories?

Probably fine, : As long as she is gaining weight well up to this point. Most babies to sleep longer stretches after about 6-8weeks of age and after they reach 10lbs. As long as she has a good appetite the rest of the day and is making plenty of wet diapers, I'm sure she is fine. Enjoy the extra sleep! Make sure you let her doctor know she is sleeping well and they will check her weight at her next well check. ...Read more

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I’m a 190 pound FM 5’2. I just had a baby a month and a half ago. I’m trying to lose weight but I have AFIB and can’t hardly exercise. If I eat 1350 calories a day will I still lose weight? How long should it take to get down to a “normal weight”.

I’m a 190 pound FM 5’2. I just had a baby a month and a half ago. I’m trying to lose weight but I have AFIB and can’t hardly exercise. If I eat 1350 calories a day will I still lose weight? How long should it take to get down to a “normal weight”.

Well: First of all you must be healthy. See your doctor about the Avon. You should be able to have a safe and comfortable exercise plan for you. 1300 calories is not much. You will lose weight but again what you really want to do is to be healthy. Have your doctor help you ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink boost nutritional drinks? I'm 15 weeks pregnant and feel like I don't get all the calories and nutrients I need for a healthy baby

Sure: It's ok to drink the nutritional drinks. However, you only need an additional 300 calories per day during pregnancy in terms of nutritional requirements. This can be gotten with a cup of yogurt, cheese, peanut butter, etc. ...Read more

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I had a baby 4.5 months ago, if i start dieting now would my milk supply get affected? What is the recommended calorie intake?

I had a baby 4.5 months ago, if i start dieting now would my milk supply get affected? What is the recommended calorie intake?

Just eat normally : You burn 675 calories a day just from nursing. That equals 4725 cal/ week or 1.35 lb lost per week if you only eat enough to stay healthy. So if you calculate your normal caloric expenditure before pregnancy (1800 - 2500 cal/day depending on your height and build) you will lose ~ 5 lbs/ month or 30 lbs over 6 months. What a great deal. Add exercise and you could reach your goal much faster. ...Read more

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If I go on a low low calorie diet while I breast feed, is my baby not going to get enough vitamins?

If I go on a low low calorie diet while I breast feed, is my baby not going to get enough vitamins?

Maybe but maybe not: If you restrict calories but still maintain a balanced diet, your baby will be fine. Reduce the sugars you take in but not the fruits and vegetables. Be sure to keep on water though. If you are dehydrated at all you will make less milk. But calories doesn't equal vitamins. Good luck! ...Read more

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How many calories should a child eat daily?

How many calories should a child eat daily?

Enough: The question shows how artificial life has become. If you provide a diet of "god-made" food and forget the "junk" his own brain/body mechanisms tell him when he has had enough. Junk food tends to make a person overeat and has a great deal to do with the current epidemic of obesity. ...Read more

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What can I do if I'm obsessed with calories, exercising etc? How can I get healthy?

What can I do if I'm obsessed with calories, exercising etc? How can I get healthy?

Obsessed with Health: Being obsessed with weight loss, or body physique, can be both positive and negative. You can tell when an athlete is overtraining due to loss of performance. We must build in recovery times and make sure we are eating healthy. I always find that a healthy balance in life is ideal, therefore as you increase workouts, you should not let anything of importance lessen--work, relationships,etc. Start? ...Read more

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If you eat something and then purge it back up, do you still get the calories from it?

If you eat something and then purge it back up, do you still get the calories from it?

Possibly: Depending on the period of time in the stomach, there may be some absorption of calories. I certainly hope that you aren't purging. It is very harmful to one's health. Take care. ...Read more

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How could i get high calories whilst restricting intake of protein?

How could i get high calories whilst restricting intake of protein?

Why?: Unless you have serious liver or kidney disease, why would you want to restrict protein. Many sources of protein come with fats: meats; nuts; dairy! ...Read more

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How much calories does an average 8 year old child need?

How much calories does an average 8 year old child need?

Enough: If the child eats appropriate god-made food and leaves the "junk" alone, he/she has a satiety center in the brain that tells him/her that itisenough. You do not have to count calories. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 1 year old baby consume in one day?

How many calories should a 1 year old baby consume in one day?

Around 1100 calories: For an average 12- month-old infant weighing 22-23 lbs, daily calory requirement is close to 1100. ...Read more

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How many calories should an average 11 year old child consume in 1 day?

How many calories should an average 11 year old child consume in 1 day?

Institute of Med est: The estimated energy requirements of the average 11yo female @ 37 kg (81lb) & an average height of 1.42m (56.5in) using institute of medicine guidelines yields a range from ~1625 to 2200 calories based on activity level. Sedentary lifestyle for the lower end and active lifestyle for the higher. ...Read more

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I had a baby 8 weeks ago, and I am on 1200 calories a day. Is this bad?

I had a baby 8 weeks ago, and I am on 1200 calories a day.  Is this bad?

Are you nursing?: Trying to loose the "baby fat" is challenging to everyone. Keep in mind when you restrict your daily intake take into account if you are breast feeding and how much actual sleep you get. Having a baby is a major change to our bodies and our lives, give your self a little time to get your energy, get adequate sleep and chat with your doc to see what the healthiest option for you and the baby is. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to live on very low calories if you get nutrients?

Can you explain if it's possible to live on very low calories if you get nutrients?

Low calories: Yes it is possible to live for at least some time with even no calories if you drink water. Recommend you read Ancel Keys The Biology of Human Starvation and look at his research in Wikipedia under the Minn experiment. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my heartrate is 120 BPM during workout? How much calories get burned?

Normal: Your heart rate increases during exercise to increase blood flow to your muscles/body, which need the increased oxygenation to continue burning energy. As far as how many calories are burned, this will depend on your bmi as well as the exercise that is being done, the intensity at which it is being done, and the time length of the exercise. ...Read more

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At what age is it good for a child to worry about his or her weight and start counting calories?

At what age is it good for a child to worry about his or her weight and start counting calories?

Child Weight Worries: The best thing is to focus on eating a healthy varied diet and getting exercise daily. Overworry about weight and counting calories in childhood can lead to a lifetime of disordered eating and eating disorders. Focus on my plate and let's move recommendations for healthy eating and exercise. Contact your doctor if you have more questions. ...Read more

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