My son will be turning one in a month and while I still plan to nurse him I don't plan on nursing as much, I am going to do the method of "don't offer don't refuse." of weaning him. I have been taking in roughly 1900 calories while breastfeeding and have not been losing any weight since he was 4 months old. I am stuck at 153 lbs. Even though literature tells me that i should be losing weight at that caloric intake since I am exclusively breastfeeding. Anyway my goal is 120. I am 5'2" with a sm/ med build so thats where I have been told I need to be.
So my question is since my son will be nursing alot less do I need to cut more calories? if so how much? I generally have a healthy diet lots of fresh fruits and veggies water lean meats and am recently trying to incorporate fish into my diet as well. So I feel like i should be losing.
Answer by rkoloms at 5:38 PM on Jun. 18, 2009