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#1 AVintagePaperDoll

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 10:27 PM

Anyone breastfeeding their LO? (little one) how many calories are you consuming a day? I don't want to do too much because I gained a TON during pregnancy, and I want to loose it. I also want to make sure I'm eating enough though, so my milk supply isn't effected negatively. I'm just now one wk pp (Postpartum) if it matters.

#2 Nextoctober

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 02:52 AM

Yes I am. I have no idea how many cals I have a day but I read somewhere you need at least 1500 to maintain your supply so I guess it's over that. Are you exclusively BFing? It can use between 500-800 cals depending on how often so you need alot more! I find it makes me super hungry and thirsty though.
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Posted 03 October 2020 - 01:51 PM

Yes I'm exclusively breastfeeding. Not my first baby, but my first time not bfing without supplementing with formula.

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Posted 16 November 2020 - 06:14 AM

I’ve been eating below 1500 every day since I’ve given birth and my milk supply hasn’t dried up! But I have lost a lot of weight from not eating a lot. On an average day I eat between 700-1000 cals
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Posted 19 November 2020 - 04:58 AM

I'm also a new mom (baby is 6 weeks), exclusively breastfeeding atm. I haven't been counting calories but eating small snacks regularly to keep the milk supply going. That seems to work and I have lost a good amount of weight already, although I gained a lot during pregnancy.

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Posted 06 December 2020 - 12:58 AM

I had my last 7/9/2016. The day I gave birth, I weighed nearly 200. The only thing that stopped me from puking in pregnancy was mountain dew, so I gained. 6 weeks after birth, I was 140. I ate vegetable soup, gave up soda, and breastfeed like crazy. 1400-1800 a day. I had milk and my weight melted away.
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Posted 25 May 2021 - 04:50 AM

Interesting reading people's experiences here! I am 36 weeks pregnant and plan to breastfeed our daughter without supplementing any formula. This is such a new experience for me, so I really don't know what to expect. On a slightly different note, does anyone notice that their breasts go back to how they were pre-pregnancy? I was like a 34C prior to, and now, I don't know, my tits are huge and droop down to my stomach. My husband likes them, but they make my back sore. I kind of miss how they were before, but if they can feed my little baby girl what she needs, then that is what matters.


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Posted 31 May 2021 - 11:47 AM

Glad this topic is on here. My daughter is nearly 6 months old and I’m breastfeeding. I really really need to lose my pregnancy weight and I also need that sense of control my ED beings because things are tough right now. I know that’s not healthy but that’s the way it is. I love breastfeeding though and don’t want to stop. If I up my fluids and pumping sessions, do you think I can safely cut calories?

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