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Doctor insights on: What If You Dont Eat Enough Calories Breastfeeding

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Would it be acceptable to eat only 1200 calories if I am breastfeeding?

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

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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What can I eat when breastfeeding that is healthy and will provide the extra calories?

What can I eat when breastfeeding that is healthy and will provide the extra calories?

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

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Calories to eat per day if trying to lose weight and breastfeeding?

Calories to eat per day if trying to lose weight and breastfeeding?

It depends...: It depends on how much exercise you are getting. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In a study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I eat to lose weight while breastfeeding?

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

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What can happen to me if i solely breast feed and don't eat the sufficient about of calories?

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

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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?

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?

Calories: To feed a baby requires 700 extra calories per day. If you normally consume a 1800-2000cal diet, then, to breast feed your baby requires 2500-2700cal per day to maintain your current weight. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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What amount of calories should I have while breastfeeding?

Breast feeding : You need about 2500 to 3000 calories per day to sustain breast feeding. Drinking fluid is important, but if you don't get in adequate calories you won't maintain your milk supply. This comes to 3 good meals and at least 2 smacks per day. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories to lose weight when breastfeeding?

How to figure out how many calories to lose weight when breastfeeding?

500-600 cal varys: To support lactation and maintain maternal reserves, most mothers in developing countries will need to eat about 500-600 additional kilocalories every day. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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