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Breastfeeding mothers?


Old 11-05-2012, 04:12 PM
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My baby is 7 weeks old. I have about 15 lbs left to lose and want to do it slowly as to not impact my milk supply. I found where to custom changem my metabolism based on milk production (20 cals/oz) but it doesn't change anything. Is there a better way to calculate in breastmilk to fitday?
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:11 PM
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Hi Emily,

I'm having the same problem! My solution is to pick a random activity and calculate how many minutes it takes to equal pumping 1 oz of breastmilk. I then multiply that amount of minutes by the number of ounces I have pumped. It's an imperfect method, but it's the best I've found.

How have you been calculating how much to lose? I've been estimating that pumping takes about 650 calories a day (from 20 cal/oz as well) and I can take 150 of those calories from fat stores rather than eating to make them up.

Congrats on your progress so far! My kid is 5 months old and I still have 20 lbs to go (30 lost already!)
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