Re: "weight falls off breastfeeding" - How??!!
The basic figure of calories burned through breastfeeding is supposed to be 20 calories per oz of breastmilk. To figure how many oz/feeding baby is getting, weight baby naked before and after feeding then subtract before weight from after weight. I did this for a day to figure what my additional calore intake should be (I was loosing too much weight too fast) and found out that I need about 800 extra calories/day. (about 5 oz/feeding ave, 8 feeds/day). Now I watch my calories to make sure I get the additional 800 I need but am careful not to go over. As other posted have listed the weight loose is usually in the first 6 weeks, then after it starts adding back on unless you exercise & watch your diet.
Last edited by amandalynn; April 10th, 2006 at 01:56 PM.
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)