So my question is what is a healthy daily calorie intake while exclusively nursing. I can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone.
Thanks for your help!
Is there someone out there with some answers???? bumping
Just thought I'd chime in with some links and resources and what worked for me.
For a breastfeeding calorie calculator (how many calories you need for your height and weight while lactating):
An article on Kelly Mom about breastfeeding and caloric intake:
Finally, what worked for me was joining Weight Watchers Online. They have a program specifically for breastfeeding. I joined for three months at once, which was a bit pricey, but soooo worth it. I lost 20 lbs. in three months, really learned the program, and then did it on my own after that. I just use a little notebook and I also found a free app.
Sandy (41), Mama to Oscar (Feb 2009) and Aria (April 2012), infertility and miscarriage survivor 11/25/10 and 6/22/11.