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Figuring out calories burned?

Posted by on Oct. 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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Is there a way I figure out calories burned when my 14 month old nurses?
He still is mostly breastfed, he eats table food but he nurses every nap, every night, sometimes during the night
Maybe 3x during the day

I'm trying to keep track of caloric intake and output, and my app doesn't have anything for breastfeeding
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Oct. 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

500 calories per day breastfeeding.

comptonkids
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2012 at 8:45 PM
It doesn't matter the age of the child that is nursing?



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500 calories per day breastfeeding.

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LilSarahgirl
by on Oct. 26, 2012 at 9:46 PM
I would cut it down to 300 calories a day at this point. I know I gained weight while my lo self weaned because I didn't cut my calories.


Quoting comptonkids:

It doesn't matter the age of the child that is nursing?







Quoting gdiamante:

500 calories per day breastfeeding.


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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM
500 calories for baby who is getting 100% breastmilk. I think PPs idea of 300 calories probably being a good estimate is right.
RadnRem
by on Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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Does having oversupply account for more than 500 calories burned a day?

A girl can hope, lol.
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littlelambe2
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM

lol... I hoped and gained a bit of fat for it :) Not too much. Breastfeeding kicked all my pregnancy weight to the curb, but after a year, dd was actually eating solids and even though she was still nursing at least 6 times a day, I should have started eating a bit less. I kept eating like I had been when she was 100% bf'd and I ended up creeping up about 4-5 lbs by the time she was 18 months. I'd be on the safe side and guage only 2-300 cals. If you are losing too much you can adjust :)

Quoting RadnRem:

Does having oversupply account for more than 500 calories burned a day?

A girl can hope, lol.


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