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Is My Baby Getting Enough Calories
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
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
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
I try to get all calories I need during pregnancy. Currently 33w but I don't eat all the calories I need every day, but I try. Am I harming the baby?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are 9: calories per gram of fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends: It depends on how much weight you want to lose. ...Read more
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
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
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
Around 1100 calories: For an average 12- month-old infant weighing 22-23 lbs, daily calory requirement is close to 1100. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if i would like to get off my 500 calorie diet without gaining my weight back?
Reduce weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Exercise key to losing weight. ...Read more