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#1 of 6 Old 07-30-2012, 08:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm not trying to lose weight, but I'm trying to get a handle on what I eat. I go off the deep end sometimes and just munch all the time. I want to start eating good meals and snacks. My friend uses Spark People just to track her meals and I want to do the same. However, since I'm still nursing my 20 month old 10 - 12 times in 24 hours, I'm not sure what my intake of calories, protein, ect should really be. I can't find it anywhere on the internet. Google didn't even understand what I was trying to type lol. 

 

Does anyone know, or know of books or websites that would have this type of information?

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check kellymom.com, pretty sure she has the calorie info on there.

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I did find that on kellymom, but it seems more like a guess based on how much a mother breastfeeding an infant needs and that's better than nothing. I also would like to know how much protein and calcium, all that good stuff, because sometimes I feel like I'm probably not getting enough. I know my daughter is getting the good stuff, but I want to try to be healthy myself too.

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for calories i remember a slimming magazine in the UK suggesting 1250 calories for mom + 500 for breasfeeding, = 1750 total
 

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Whfoods.com has an essential nutrients list with the rda for each... cal is 1300mg and protein is 71grams for lactating women. 

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Thanks! This is all super helpful :)

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