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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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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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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