You need MORE calories for breastfeeding than you did for pregnancy. Eating less causes your body to perceive it could be in starvation mode and to protect the milk supply your body will hold on to maternal fat reserves instead of using them. ALthough it seems backwards, breastfeeding moms need to eat MORE not less to lose weight. Select nutrient rich choices like dried fruits (raisins, dates, dried apricots) as well as healthy fat containing nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews) as snacks to help you boost your calories in addition to low fat dairy from milk/yogurt/cheeses as well as lean meats, fruits and veggies and whole grains and you will see the weight come off. The more you eat, the more tends to come off.
As parents you establish the teaching, training and expectations for your child in the first 7 years of their life. After that you live out what you set up.
8/20/11 12:30 A
So I started tracking my calories because I noticed I have been gaining weight back despite that I am way more active than I was before I had DD. So Baby Fit suggests eating about 2260 calories if your breast feeding. Seriously!? I one day I had some pretty bad food choices poutine for example (fries, gravy and cheese curds) and barely ate 2000 calories which seems like alot already. Do I seriously have to eat this many calories, I'm hoping to loose my baby weight not gain it back two fold.
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